So I was reading through assignment 5 in my Simplified books (regular manual 1st+2nd ed, functional manual 1st+2nd ed) and I found the word “analysis” spelled a-n-l-ses.
I checked the dictionary and sure enough, that’s how it spells it, too.
I’m not sure how to get to that spelling from the theory in the first five assignment… there is a note that unstresed vowels can be omitted, but the second of “a” of “analysis” is the stressed one, at least in my speech! Yet it’s not represented in the outline.
In the related word “analyst”, the outline is a-n-l-e-s. Here I can understand omitting the second “a” since it is now unstressed. But what I don’t understand is why the “y” is written (as an “e”) in “analysis” but not in “analyst”? It’s pronounced more or less the same in both words, isn’t it?
Can someone explain to me the logic behind those outlines?
After all—right now I’m just reading, but at some point I’ll want to write, and ideally right “by the book”, and if I have no clue why the outlines are the way they are, I’ll always be hesitating and trying to remember the right form.
Thanks in advance for any light you can shed!
(As a side note, my 1st ed manual is the British edition. I was amused that they spelled “clerk” as k-l-a-r-k, to match the British pronunciation, where the original had k-l-e-r-k, though they kept “finances” as f-e-n-a-n-ses rather than turning it into f-i-n-a-n-ses to match what I thought the British pronunciation is. And they turned the “Ken” into “Kenneth” and reworded a couple of places—making them sound better, in my opinion!)