[Spellyans] An Abecedary Kernowek

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Sun Mar 29 11:27:59 IST 2009


Regarding:

> Gendall:
> ê, bî, zî, dî, î, êf, jî,
> êch, ey, jê, kê, el, êm, ên, ow, pî,
> cû/kyû, àr, ess, tî, û/yû, vêy
> dùbel yû, ex, whey, zad

His source is Jago's Ancient Language and Dialect of Cornwall, and is  
the Cornish dialect version of the alphabet (that is, it is English,  
not traditional Cornish).

Doing some comparisons I'd modify my own suggestion thus, by  
changing :"êch" to "hâ".

â, bê, cê, dê, ê, ef, gê,
hâ, î, jê, kê, ell, èm, èn, ô, pê
cû, èr, ess, tê, û, vê,
wê, ex, yê, zê.

Q is the odd man out... Talek had qwê, and either cû or kyû could be  
proposed. In spelling, "qwê wê î ell" (qwil) may? may not? be harder  
to pronounce than "cû wê î ell". Comment?

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





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