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

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Tue Jun 24 23:22:11 IST 2008


At 00:13 +0200 2008-06-25, Koumanonff wrote:
>I don't quite agree with the use of diacrisis as the words could be 
>understand by the context. I would prefer, if I can, diacrisis for 
>the vowel length. That's my thought.

Everyone is a learner of Cornish, and this dialect feature is very 
important. Some words have the alternation, some do not.

Vowel length in both the SWF and KS is marked by the quality of the 
consonant which follows the vowel. Anomalous vowel length and quality 
is not marked in the SWF, but is marked in KS. The bys/bes 
alternation is one such quality.
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Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com




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