Rules for English spelling

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Jarrold and Sons, 1880 - English language - 171 pages
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Page 13 - WORDS ENDING IN Y, PRECEDED BY A CONSONANT, change the y into i before any termination but 's, or one commencing with i ; as, merry, merrier ; pity, pitiless.
Page 69 - When the positive ends in y preceded by a consonant, the y is changed into i before er and est ; as, Happy, happier, happiest.
Page 13 - Nouns ending in y preceded by a .consonant change the y into ies...

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