[Spellyans] eleven & only
daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Sat Aug 22 12:01:55 BST 2009
Thanks for the crit and your suggestion. I disagree, however. Both words in
the attestations show similar spellings, both have endings in -ek (-ec) and
-ak that are predominate. There is one attestation that has "only" as ydnik.
The ending, I think, is the same in both words. Funnily enough the stressed
vowel differs somewhat. While "eleven" only has <u> and <i>, "only" has <v>,
<u>, <y> and <e>.
It's easy to distinguish them both by position and context:
unnek den "eleven men"
an den unnek "the man alone", which can also be rendered by an den y honan.
From: A. J. Trim
Sent: Saturday, August 22, 2009 11:49 AM
Dan's SWF dictionary has:
unnek [...], udnek [...] (num.), eleven.
unnek [...], udnek [...] (adj.), only, single, unique.
It might be useful to spell these differently.
Perhaps "only" should be spelt unnyk.
It would then be easier to distinguish unnyk den "an only man" from unnek
den "eleven men".
Andrew J. Trim
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