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

Jon Mills j.mills at email.com
Mon Jul 14 15:57:35 IST 2008

I don't think that the pronunciation [rI:z] correlates to users of any particular orthography. I think that this pronunciation is found amongst speakers whose dialect of English includes some variation between [I] and [e].

> ----- 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: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 23:34:53 +0200
> At 08:26 +0000 2008-07-11, Jon Mills wrote:
> > Sorry to throw a spanner in the works, Michael. But I feel sure 
> > that I've heard people pronouncing the word [rI:z].
> What orthography were they users of? No orthography to my knowledge
> recommends the pronunciation of that word as anything but [re:z].
> I am in Budapest and do not have my dictionaries to consult.
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Dr. Jon Mills,
School of European Culture and Languages,
University of Kent

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