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

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Sun Dec 14 10:19:50 GMT 2008

On 13 Dec 2008, at 23:44, Eddie Climo wrote:

> On 13 Dec 2008, at 19:48, Michael Everson wrote:
>> . . . (The SWF then goes on to say in 4.0.3 that "some people"  
>> pronounce double consonants as geminates which everybody knows to  
>> be massively untrue, and anyway irrelevant as the doubling of  
>> consonant graphs is evidently intended to indicate vowel shortness  
>> (except in unstressed words). . .
> Actually, I was taught to geminate the < -ll- > in such words as  
> 'dalleth', 'banallek'.

And there's the words with -lh- which seem to be the cause of  
secondary gemination. But this is not the same case as finals in  
monosyllables (stressed or not).

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

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