[Spellyans] Blejyow or Flowrys?

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Thu Jun 3 12:15:03 IST 2010


Has anyone taken a look at the Cumbric revival website?  Very  
interesting.  Best of luck to them.

Craig



On 3 Efn 2010, at 00:05, Craig Weatherhill wrote:

> 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
>>> Kernow
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