|From:||Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, August 3, 2004, 15:00|
From: Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
> þe getisbyrg adres
> getisbyrg, pensilvánia
> nóvembr 19, 1863
> fôr skór and seven jérs agó úr faþrs bråt forþ on þis kontinent, a ný
> náyn, konsévd in libyrti, and dedikátid to þe propósiyn þat ål men ar
> kré-átid ekwål. [...]
Interesting, but some questions/comments:
(1) Why are "war" and "shall" (using old orthography) spelled
with the same vowel? There is no historical or morphophonemic
feature that unites them AFAIK.
(2) Is there any consistency to the treatment of /&/? On the
one hand, you have "kan", but on the other you have "ål" --
or is [Sal] or something like it the RP pronunciation?
(3) "þés ded" should probably be "þis déd"
(4) "pyri" should probably be "peri"
(5) "góvyrnment" should probably be "gyvyrnment", except in those
British dialects where it would be "guvyrnment".
(6) does <ý> represent MidEng /u:/ --> ModEng /ju/?
Generally, a very good morphophonemic representation.
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