[Spellyans] i ~ y

Craig Weatherhill 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"

Craig


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.
>
> Nicholas
>
>
> Nicholas
>
> 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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