craig at agantavas.org
Fri Feb 12 12:27:37 GMT 2010
In that case, he rather missed the point. As far as I can tell, all
the <au> words are loan-words or personal names.
On 12 Whe 2010, at 12:20, Owen Cook wrote:
> On 12/02/2010, Craig Weatherhill <craig at agantavas.org> wrote:
>> It seems that KK couldn't make its mind up about this graph. Some
>> with <au> (dauns, cauns, etc), it spells with <o>; others it spells
>> <ow>. Makes little sense to me. Why change the originals at all?
> Well, Lhuyd's <au> with underdot should represent [aw], while <au> in
> the manuscript tradition might be [ɔ] or [ɒː] or something similar.
> But that still doesn't explain why they chose to change Lhuyd's [aw]
> to a graph representing [ow].
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