[Spellyans] Phonemic inventory

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Fri Jul 4 08:13:22 IST 2008


At 08:15 +0100 2008-07-04, Craig Weatherhill wrote:
>I always use the West Penwith pronunciation of <da> "good".  Not as the
>Welsh (which is how most Cornish users pronounce the word), but with the
>a spoken like the ai of "fair".

Yes, that's [dæ:] raised a bit to [dE:].

>This was its pronunciation in Sennen  Cove and a 
>fisherman's chart from the 1930s, written 
>phonetically, shows "Pullan Day" for a sheltered 
>area of water now shown as Pollen Da.  I believe 
>that this was how the late Cecil Roberts used to 
>pronounce it, too.

Right, but that wasn't my question. :-) My question was about <da> 'to'.
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