[Spellyans] KK ha'n SWF - pronunciation

Harry Fraiser harryfraiser at googlemail.com
Sat Aug 9 16:07:51 IST 2008


Do I understand, then, that Breton in fact has four dialects? Why does
Mr. George then posit the existence of a fifth instead of the Cornish
language as we know it from Lhuyd and Gendall?

Harry

On 8/9/08, nicholas williams <njawilliams at gmail.com> wrote:
> Of course he doesn't!
> He thinks that Cornish is a fifth dialect of Breton.
> Though curiously he suggests in the book that the shift of chy > chei
> was because this long vowel in Cornish partook in the English great
> vowel shift!
>
> The most remarkable point about George's book (as first noticed by
> Penglase and
> reiterated by Jon Mills) is that the takes his system as given and
> makes no
> attempt to prove it.
>
> Cornish is like Breton. No need for discussion.
>
> Nicholas
>
>
>
> On 9 Aug 2008, at 15:55, Harry Fraiser wrote:
>
>> I haven't read this book, I'm afraid. Must do so, of course. Are you
>> saying he doesn't endorse Lhuyd's recommended pronunciation?
>>
>
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