[Spellyans] Cornish Orthography
butlerdunnit at ntlworld.com
Sat May 29 21:46:07 BST 2010
If a sound is used in the language but isn't a 'phoneme' what is it, then?
The example that springs to mind is the interchangability ( I assume!) in
Japansese of r and l sounds. I must confess that thouugh I could understand
the basic phonetics we got taught I used to find the phonemic stuff much
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From: "Michael Everson" <everson at evertype.com>
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Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Cornish Orthography
> On 27 May 2010, at 22:31, ewan wilson wrote:
>> Finally, a question for the technical linguistic experts- how does one
>> establish which sounds are phonemes and which are not?!
> One way is through the identification of minimal pairs, like English
> pit/bit, sit/zit, thigh/thy.
> For Cornish we also have Lhuyd's description.
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