[Spellyans] cockles

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Fri Nov 27 11:36:16 GMT 2009


On 27 Nov 2009, at 10:30, Daniel Prohaska wrote:

> In a normalized orthography such as the SWF, would you say it’s  
> fair to give kylik, kyligi (pl.), or would you go for something more  
> “etymological” such as colik, coligy?

The two are pronounced differently, Dan. Lhuyd's <ẏ> is [ə].

kylik, kyligi would be [ˈkɪlᵻk], [kᵻˈlɪɡi].

colik, coligi would be [ˈkɔlᵻk], [kᵿˈlɪɡi],

Nicholas' suggested kelik, keligi would be [ˈkɛlᵻk], [kəˈlɪɡi].

Perhaps the third one best serves.

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

More information about the Spellyans mailing list