[Spellyans] cauldron

Owen Cook owen.e.cook at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 12:20:22 GMT 2010


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 words
> with <au> (dauns, cauns, etc), it spells with <o>; others it spells with
> <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].

~~Owen




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