[Spellyans] ou or ow?

Daniel Prohaska daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Mon Apr 20 13:29:18 IST 2009


Everybody,

I’ve got a question concerning words that contain <ou>, <ov> and <ow>. I realise that <u> and <w> are used interchangeably in Middle Cornish, but can we make an educated guess as to whether the vowel sound in the following words can be categorised with the phoneme /ɔʊ/ or with the phoneme /uː/? The words below rhyme in MC verse, but in which vowel sound?

 

dout ~ dovt ~ dowt

stout ~ stovt ~ stowt

rout ~ rowt

clout ~ clowt

out ~ ovt ~ owt

fout ~ fovt ~ fowt

rovtia ~ rowtya

dovtya ~ dowtya

stowtya

 

Thanks, 

Dan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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