[Spellyans] ou or ow?
njawilliams at gmail.com
Mon Apr 20 14:52:25 IST 2009
Some of these may have been borrowed twice. Once from ME with /u:/ and
again from NE with /ow/.
Since fowt is sometimes written <fawt >, I prefer to write it <fowt>,
with a diphthong.
On 20 Apr 2009, at 13:29, Daniel Prohaska wrote:
> 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
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