[Spellyans] RLC <h> for <gh>

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 12:49:28 BST 2008

If you write dhywgh 'to you', to be consistent you will have to change  
the spelling of the 2nd plural desinence
in all prepositional pronouns and in all verbs as well. What a massive  
change that would be!
kerowgh < kerowh, owgh > owh, bedhewgh > bedhewh, kewgh > kewh,  
gyllowgh > gyllowh, may hallowgh > may hallowh.
And for what purpose? The endings ough/owgh/ogh/ugh are virtually  
universal in the texts. The wgh endings are common in CW
and Borde has drewgh eyo hag amanyn de vi.  Is it sensible to add a  
difference between the revived language and the foundation texts? And  
between registers?
Besides the theoretical basis of the change is highly questionable.  
One can easily write bogh and say bo:h. It would be
harder to get bo:x from <boh>.

Do you really want to write ogh! as <oh>? People will just say [o:] or  

Not a good idea, in my view.


On 25 Jun 2008, at 11:37, Daniel Prohaska wrote:

> I would like to propose to replace all SWF Main Form occurrences of  
> <gh> with <h> in the Late register of the SWF. Here are a few  
> examples:
> SWF/MF bogh    ‘cheek’                  =>           SWF/LF boh
> SWF/MF flogh    ‘child’                   =>           SWF/LF floh
> SWF/MF bregh   ‘arm’                     =>           SWF/LF breh
> SWF/MF dhywgh ‘to-you’             =>           SWF/LF dhewh ~ dewh
> SWF/MF forgh                                   =>           SWF/LF  
> vorh
> What do you think?
> Dan
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