Re: [tied] De Vulgari Regularitate (earlier: substratums)

From: erobert52@...
Message: 14866
Date: 2002-08-31

In a message dated 31/08/02 09:31:45 GMT Daylight Time, piotr.gasiorowski@... writes:

But the pronunciation with [u] is nevertheless English-influenced, while the most conservative dialects of Scots have retained a historically regular fronted vowel.

Most modern realisations of these words (moon, aboon, shoon, also just) would
use a more central [I] vowel rather than the historic [y] and the Scots Language
Society 1985 spelling recommendations would render these as <ui>. The -n
plural in "een", "shuin" is in decline, particularly as regards "shuin".

Ed Robertson