[Spellyans] More on bys/bes words and diacritical marks

Jon Mills j.mills at email.com
Mon Jul 14 13:16:39 IST 2008


Do you advocate, then, a form of Cornish that is at odds with traditional Cornish, since you imply that traditional Cornish is of no consequence?
Jon

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michael Everson" <everson at evertype.com>
> To: "Standard Cornish discussion list" <spellyans at kernowek.net>
> Subject: Re: [Spellyans] More on bys/bes words and diacritical marks
> Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 12:57:20 +0100
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> At 11:51 +0000 2008-07-14, Jon Mills wrote:
> > The <e>~<i>~<y> alternation does not necessarily represent 
> > dialectal variability, it might represent allophonic variation.
> 
> When? In traditional Cornish? As I said, maybe. But in Revived
> Cornish, there are [e:]-class words, [i:]-class words, and
> [e:]~[i:]-class words.
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Dr. Jon Mills,
School of European Culture and Languages,
University of Kent


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