[Spellyans] An Abecedary Kernowek

Ken MacKinnon kenmackinnon at enterprise.net
Mon Mar 30 11:14:40 IST 2009


A gowetha ker,

For the record Scottish Gaelic has a perfectly good set of names for the 
abicy -: ailm, beith, call, etc.

But no one ever uses it.  We all use the English letter names with the 
English pronunciation.

- an Ken ken

(Prof) Ken MacKinnon,
Ivy Cottage, Ferintosh,
The Black Isle, by Dingwall,
Ross-shire  IV7 8HX
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Craig Weatherhill" <craig at agantavas.org>
To: "Standard Cornish discussion list" <spellyans at kernowek.net>
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2009 8:09 AM
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] An Abecedary Kernowek


> Absolutely, but what I'm getting at is that the alphabet has to  contain 
> alternatives for M and N (i.e. BM and DN) to be complete.
>
> By the way, Andrew and I came across an annoying problem with the SWF 
> which has commol but comolen.  Surely the collective noun is in error  as 
> the word does not preocclude.  If not, then we have an unnecessary 
> complication for learners (why double M in one but not the other?).  I 
> thought it was agreed that geminates would only occur in stressed 
> syllables where it is known that preocclusion applies, e.g. dhymm/ dhybm; 
> omma/obma.
>
> Craig
>
> On 29 Mer 2009, at 22:41, Michael Everson wrote:
>
>> On 29 Mar 2009, at 22:19, Craig Weatherhill wrote:
>>
>>> With M and N we would have to have two entries for each: one for  the 
>>> unpreoccluded form and one where preocclusion applies.
>>
>> Pre-occlusion could not apply to these words unless they were  attested 
>> with pre-occlusion.
>>
>> Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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