[Spellyans] SWF glossary
everson at evertype.com
Sat Jul 24 19:37:28 BST 2010
On 24 Jul 2010, at 19:21, Daniel Prohaska wrote:
> Thanks for this. The spelling **Pennsans is clearly wrong because a) there is no agreement on place names, and b) the first syllable is unstressed.
> In the SWF <nn> per se does not necessarily imply pre-occlusion as we see with the much discussed example <jynn> which does not have a variant **jydn.
In practice, the overwhelming majority of words in -nn- do pre-occlude, and for this reason it is probable that writing <jynn> will cause the erroneous pronunciation *jydn. This is an unnecessary fault in orthography design.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
More information about the Spellyans