[Spellyans] An Abecedary Kernowek

ajtrim at msn.com ajtrim at msn.com
Sun Mar 29 14:55:00 IST 2009


You could use cû for the letter, and use qwê for the combination qw in 
spelling. The word qwil then becomes qwê î ell.


Regards,

Andrew J. Trim



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From: "Michael Everson" <everson at evertype.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2009 11:27 AM
To: "Standard Cornish discussion list" <spellyans at kernowek.net>
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] An Abecedary Kernowek

> 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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