[Spellyans] -ssy-

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Mon Dec 14 15:39:39 GMT 2009

On 14 Dec 2009, at 15:17, Craig Weatherhill wrote:

> It's also a question of whether we are in danger of taking things  
> too far, which is a concern of mine.

Taking *what* too far, Craig?

We have a rule. -ssya is [sjə], as in passya, encressya.

We have a rule, -ssy- in other positions is [ʃ], as in passyon,  

Since -ssy- has more than one reading, we need to have rules for the  
distribution. So we need to know what -ssyans will stand for. It looks  
to me like it will be [sjəns].

But there's nothing "dangerous" about asking such questions. KS is  
meant to be precise, as precise as we can make it.

Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/

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