[Spellyans] RLC <h> for <gh>
everson at evertype.com
Thu Jun 26 10:50:08 BST 2008
At 09:31 +0000 2008-06-26, Jon Mills wrote:
>The naive method is to maintain that the orthgraphy is phonetic but
>that each grapheme
Or "some graphemes"; it would normally not apply to all of them.
>[...] can be realised by several phones. Such would really be a
>phonemic orthography without taking the trouble to first properly
>establish the phonemic inventory by minimal contrast.
Minimal contrast is not the only way of establishing them; and we do
have two dialects of Revived Cornish already, and we know quite a lot
about both of them and about the influence of English on them.
>Such an orthgraphy will inevitably be a mess.
I hope you are not suggesting that KS will be "a mess". For my part,
I believe that KS will be a useful practical orthography. It should
lead learners to better pronunciation, and offer teachers better
tools to help learners achieve that.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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