[Spellyans] y-umlaut in 'Beunans Meriasek' ?

Daniel Prohaska daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Sat Nov 22 14:18:56 GMT 2008

Andrew, Michael, Nicholas, 

My explanation is that -ijs, -yys, -yes, -iyz etc. stand for [jIs] or [jIz].
As far as I can see they occur in the verbal adjectives of verbs with the
verbal noun ending -ya [j@], so I suspect the [j] was "imported" from the
verbal noun and that this class of verbs forms its verbal adjective with




From: ajtrim at msn.com
Sent: Friday, November 21, 2008 11:43 PM

"I was looking at the spellings in Beunans Meriasek, and Craig's comment was

I don't have any other evidence.


Andrew J. Trim"




From: nicholas <mailto:njawilliams at gmail.com>  williams 

Sent: Friday, November 21, 2008 12:52 PM

 "What  evidence have you that there were any unstressed long vowels? 




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