[Spellyans] <ay> ~ <ai> in KS = <ay> in SWF

Owen Cook owen.e.cook at gmail.com
Mon Jun 30 15:42:33 BST 2008

Certainly; we need <ai>, as it's dead useful for these words and looks good too.


2008/6/30 nicholas williams <njawilliams at gmail.com>:
> In KS we sensibly distinguish <ai> [E:] from <ay> [ai].
> The SWF has decided that only <ay> is to be used. Thus in Dan's dictionary
> we
> find:
> Almayn [almaIn]
> mayn [maIn] + [mE:n]
> chayn [tSaIn] + [tSE:n]
> playn [plaIn] + [plE:n] 'carpenter's plane'
> but plen 'plain' (adj) and 'playing place, plain' as [ple:n].
> But surely playn 'plane' and plen 'plain' have the same vowel.
> They are, after all, the same word < Latin planus 'level'.
> There seems to be confusion here in the SWF which needs to be sorted out.
> Nicholas
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