[Spellyans] Front unrounded vowels, was: The quantity system

Jon Mills j.mills at email.com
Tue Jun 24 16:16:42 IST 2008

'Devry' has fallen out of use by the Late period. Lhuyd gives "deffry" (AB 249a) but this is given as spelt in the Ordinalia and the Creation; it is not in his General Alphabet and so does not represent a pronunciation heard by Lhuyd.

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Owen Cook" <owen.e.cook at gmail.com>
> To: "Standard Cornish discussion list" <spellyans at kernowek.net>
> Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Front unrounded vowels, was: The quantity system
> Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 17:57:38 +0300
> And the circumflex would be useful for helping make that distinction clear.
> By the bye, is there any evidence for diphthongization in 'devry'?
> Gendall's unpublished dictionary mentions only /i:/. I would have
> expected diphthongization here.
> ~~Owen
> 2008/6/24 Craig Weatherhill <weatherhill at freenet.co.uk>:
> > Yes, when stressed as it is in these examples.  Obviously, this would
> > not apply to final -y in words such as <gwary>.
> >
> > Craig
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Dr. Jon Mills,
School of European Culture and Languages,
University of Kent

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