[Spellyans] Blejyow or Flowrys?

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Thu Jun 3 00:05:03 IST 2010


Basically, Ewan - yes.

Craig


On 2 Efn 2010, at 22:47, ewan wilson wrote:

> As most self respecting Scots can pronounce 'wh' without conscious  
> effort, I am intrigued to think it might be a difficult sound for  
> English speakers in England 'Sassenachs'/Saxons, as we say. Is it  
> really a problem that the 'hw' digraph solves?
> Do I detect a drift that KK users are more stubborn in resisting SWF/ 
> KS whereas UC/UCR/LC are more amenable?
>
> Ewan.
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ray Chubb" <ray at spyrys.org>
> To: "Standard Cornish discussion list" <spellyans at kernowek.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2010 3:41 PM
> Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Blejyow or Flowrys?
>
>
>> Hi Ewan and welcome.
>>
>>
>> On 1 Efn 2010, at 22:19, ewan wilson wrote:
>>
>>> On a more narrowly focused Spellyans topic, may I point out that  
>>> the 'wh' combination presents absolutely no problem to any  
>>> Scotsman as  we pronounce it just as it should be in Cornish- a  
>>> voicless aspirate  ( not the proper technical term which for the  
>>> moment escapes me!)   What do others make of reversing the order  
>>> of the letters to 'hw'?  Phonetically does that not imply a  
>>> different sound of 'h' followed  by 'w'? I can see why it might  
>>> seem more helpful to those lacking  the aspirate 'wh' in English,  
>>> but surely it is not THAT difficult a  sound to learn to articulate?
>>
>> You are correct 'hw' does encourage a mispronunciation.  A KK  
>> zealot  and teacher of that system has admitted as much.
>>
>> Ray Chubb
>>
>> Portreth
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