[Spellyans] Cucumber

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Mon Aug 16 10:09:11 IST 2010


Richard Gendall only gives: cowcumber, which is an Eng. dialectal form.

Craig


On 16 Est 2010, at 09:56, Michael Everson wrote:

> I spoke with Ray this morning, and he says ['kuːkᵿmbɹə] with a  
> stress on the first syllable, a long vowel, and a u-coloured schwa  
> in the penultimate. Either <cûcùmbra> or <cûcombra> could  
> represent this; the latter has the "advantage" of fewer diacritics  
> and is similar to the older French <coucombre>.
>
> I do think that we should stick to the accidence cûcombra pl  
> cûcombrys in favour of a KK/SWF-based cûcomber pl cûcomberyow.
>
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