[Spellyans] del 'leaves' and dèl/dell 'so, as'

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Sat Dec 13 19:52:53 GMT 2008

On 13 Dec 2008, at 16:28, <ajtrim at msn.com> <ajtrim at msn.com> wrote:

> I would leave it as <war>, though you could use <wär> to indicate  
> the non-standard vowel quality.

We write <wàr> because <war> regularly shows a long vowel according to  
the rules. We could write <warr> but this is a change to the wordform  
that we dislike, so we choose the other means. An the vowel quality is  
regular before -r.

> The Cornish for "aware" is SWF <war> with a short vowel.

No, it's got a long vowel.


Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com

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