I'm trying to create a transition effect in a situation when a character suddenly finds himself falling, and his last word, which ends in '-y', is transitioning into an unintelligible scream.
However, English is not my native language, and when I've tried to write it as 'Maryeeee!!' it was criticized as awkward and weird. At the same time, the counter-suggestion of simply extending the '-y' at the end and writing 'Maryyyyy!' doesn't feel right to me. It may be grammatically correct, but my goal was to create an impression of a word seamlessly transitioning into a scream, preferably making it clear that it is an unintelligible scream and not just the character's speech trailing off, and if the resulting word would be a horrible mess, it was fine for as long as I achieved the desired effect.
So the question is, how should I go about it?