[Spellyans] i ~ y
craig at agantavas.org
Tue Feb 3 20:00:18 GMT 2009
Absolutely. Rosenithon = "ruz-NIGH-thun"; Trevithick = "tr'VIDH-ik";
Kenython (ke + an + eythyn) = "k'NIGH'thun"; Tremethick = "tr'MEDH-ik"
On 3 Whe 2009, at 17:39, nicholas williams wrote:
> Are you seriously suggesting that /d/ when lenited initially might
> have had an allophonic voiceless variant?
> It was written after all written <th>, e.g. ty a then omma OM 230.
> There were two forms of the third singular masculine prepositional
> pronoun: dotho/dotha and thotho/thotha.
> Are you suggesting that the first had a voiced initial and the
> second could have a voiceless one?
> Lhuyd may in final position have been influenced by Welsh, but
> initially he actually has different symbols
> to represent the voiced and the unvoiced dental continuants.
> Then there is the question of place-names.
> Is there a difference in the traditional pronunciation of say
> Rosenithon < ros an eythyn
> and Trevithick < tre Vudhek?
> Perhaps Craig could be helpful here.
> On 3 Feb 2009, at 16:27, Hewitt, Stephen wrote:
>> So please, incontrovertible evidence, Lhuyd aside, in favour of two
>> separate phonemes /ð/ and /θ/? Surely the "authentic spellings"
>> strongly suggest only one...?
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