[Spellyans] Problems in revived Cornish
clive.baker at gmail.com
Thu Nov 2 16:47:48 GMT 2017
On Thu, Nov 2, 2017 at 4:11 PM, Ray Chubb <ray at spyrys.org> wrote:
> On 2 Du 2017, at 15:40, Michael Everson wrote:
> On 1 Nov 2017, at 12:35, Craig Weatherhill <craig at agantavas.org> wrote:
>>> in my view, KS2 has gone too far, with things like differentiation
>>> between <yn> and <in>
>> Well, KS is the only orthography that enables users to know precisely
>> WHEN to write <i> and when to write <y>.
> This is very true, I rarely make mistakes when writing KS, I make them all
> the time writing in SWF.
> We have a general rule to write <i> in initial position, and we
>> distinguish <in> ‘in’ from the particle <yn> for two reasons. First, one
>> (in) mutates and the other (yn) does not, so it is less confusing, since
>> one knows which is which. Second, we recommend the pronunciation [ɪn] for
>> the first and [ən] for the second (as we also recommend [ə(θ)] for the
>> preverbal particle <y(th)>, and [əˈmaː] for <yma>.
>> The traditional corpus doesn’t distinguish these, but neither does it
>> distinguish <i> and <y> at all, or <s> and <ſ>, or [ð] and [θ].
>> I don’t think KS would be better if we write “in tâ” and “in gwir”. I
>> think users are better served by making a distinction.
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