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

Eddie Climo eddie_climo at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Dec 13 23:44:08 GMT 2008


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'.

Eddie Foirbeis Climo
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