[Spellyans] <kk> and <ck>

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Wed Dec 17 16:41:59 GMT 2008


Do the members of the AHG really know which words are loanwords and  
which not?
<ck> occurs in the following native words:

lacka 'worse, worst' [lakka is unattested]
tecka 'more/most beautiful'
tocka 'may bear'
vickan 'ever'.

On the othe hand <kk> occurs in the folowing loans:

crakkyas 'cracked'
fokkat 'pocket'
hokkye 'to delay'.

To make a distinction between spellings on etymological grounds is, of  
course,
a rejection of the "phonemic" principles of Common Cornish.
Clearly the members of the AHG hadn't much idea how to devise an  
orthography.

All in all Hodge's suggestion was bizarre. Even more remarkably it was  
accepted.

Nicholas



On 17 Dec 2008, at 16:09, Thomas Leigh wrote:

> I agree with you re: <kk> in SWF/M and <ck> in SWF/T.

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