[Spellyans] the pronunciation of <hegar>

Ray Chubb ray at spyrys.org
Mon Feb 9 13:05:58 GMT 2009

 From a purely practical point of view if we change the stress the  
word will be misheard for 'hager' - ugly.

On 9 Whe 2009, at 12:40, Daniel Prohaska wrote:

> In his Gerlyvrik Ken George gives the pronunciation of hegar  
> amiable, kindly as (X-SAMPA) [hE”ga:r], i.e. with stress on the  
> second syllable. I’m not sure whether this ought to be the  
> recommended or aspired pronunciation. The compound with the prefix  
> he- (< Proto-Celtic *su- < PIE *h1su ‘good’) seems to be old,  
> probably predating the accent shift. Breton and Welsh have the  
> cognates W hygar and B hegar, both stressed on the first syllable  
> (except Gwenedeg?). I should think that C hegar ought to be  
> transcribed [“hEgar] (or for those who follow KK rules: [“hE:\gar]).  
> I’d be grateful for opinions on the matter.
> Dan
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Ray Chubb


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