[Spellyans] Fw: Re: All these I's and Y's etc

Owen Cook owen.e.cook at gmail.com
Mon Jul 7 16:12:49 IST 2008


2008/7/7 Tom Trethewey <tom.trethewey at yahoo.co.uk> rug scrifa:
>>The SWF pays lip-service to this [I:], in fact ignoring UC [i:] -- which is
>> objectionable enough.
>
> I do not find this objectionable, because in my view the pronunciation [i:]
> is incorrect in these words.

Properly speaking, there is only one verifiably correct pronunciation
for these or any Cornish words, and those are the ones transcribed by
Edward Lhuyd. He writes <ê>, indicating [e:]. We have no direct
phonetic information from any other period.

Oll an gwelha,
~~Owen




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