[Spellyans] i ~ y

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Wed Feb 4 15:27:28 GMT 2009

On 4 Feb 2009, at 15:10, Jon Mills wrote:

> Revived Cornish is the Cornish of language learners and comes with  
> the errors that L2 learners make.

Yes, like "yn whir".

> I do not hold with the view that 'this or that usage may not concur  
> with what is attested in the corpus of traditional Cornish but its  
> what we do now, so its okay'. By such a standard, any common  
> solecism could be said to be good Revived Cornish. We all make  
> errors when we learn a second language. We should admit that they  
> are errors and try to improve.

So... you don't care whether Revived Cornish has two phonemes /θ/ or / 
ð/ or not? You're happy to accept them both as they are, or abolish  
one or the other of them based on.... what?

Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com

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