[Spellyans] del 'leaves' and dèl/dell 'so, as'
weatherhill at freenet.co.uk
Sun Dec 14 09:03:59 GMT 2008
I also geminate -ll- in words such as "tyller" and "Syllan", following
the pronunciation of the late Cecil Roberts of Sennen Cove (Dick
Gendall also met this marvellous old man) which was very noticeable in
words such as "Scilly". It isn't so much that each L is pronounced
separately, it is better described as briefly dwelling on the L, or
keeping the tip of the tongue against the front of the palate for a
very brief period, rather than it just flicking the front of the
palate as you do with single L.
On 13 Kev 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'.
> Eddie Foirbeis Climo
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