[Spellyans] i ~ y

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 16:31:54 GMT 2009

But earlier today you wrote: "I am not convinced that  / θ/ and /ð/  
are separate phonemes of Cornish"
What exactly are you claiming, Jon? You appear to be saying different  
things at different times.
If the two were phonemically distinct ca 1700, they were almost  
certainly distinct before that, i.e. in Middle Cornish.


On 4 Feb 2009, at 15:45, Jon Mills wrote:

> the evidence from Lhuyd suggests that in 1700 /θ/ and /ð/ were  
> separate phonemes.

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