[Spellyans] au

Jon Mills j.mills at email.com
Wed Jul 23 08:27:14 IST 2008

What words do you suggest should be spelled with <au>?

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Craig Weatherhill" <weatherhill at freenet.co.uk>
> To: "Standard Cornish discussion list" <spellyans at kernowek.net>
> Subject: [Spellyans] au
> Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 07:05:19 +0100
> One item that we must rectify is the SWF use of <o> to represent <au>,
> and we have already remarked upon the unfortunate and utterly avoidable
> <cons>, "causeway" and <cons>, "vagina".
> This use of <o> offers confusion because these two words (by way of
> example) have rather different pronunciations.  So, we must secure the
> restoration of <au>, which is also desirable in place-names (there is
> the precedent of Pluvogan for Mawgan-in-Meneage but this is very much
> the exception, not the rule).  There can be little doubt that <au> is a
> feature of traditional Cornish and I can think of no good/practical
> reason for its omission from the SWF.
> Craig
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Dr. Jon Mills,
School of European Culture and Languages,
University of Kent

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