[Spellyans] au

Craig Weatherhill weatherhill at freenet.co.uk
Wed Jul 23 11:22:14 IST 2008


Cauns, dauns/daunsya spring immediately to mind.  Bascially, most of 
those contained within Nance (Not "saun", though - that is actually 
bisyllabic and contains the <aw> vowel, as in <scawen>).  <au> 
pronounced (sorry, don't have IPA on this system as yet) similar to 
"thought" as spoken by an American, more "ah" than "aw".

Craig


Jon Mills wrote:
> What words do you suggest should be spelled with <au>?
> Jon
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>> ----- 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
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>> 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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