[Spellyans] Notednow ow tochya Skeul an Tavas

Daniel Prohaska daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Thu Nov 18 09:28:00 GMT 2010


Sorry: Owen

 

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From: spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net [mailto:spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net] On Behalf Of Daniel Prohaska
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2010 10:20 AM
To: 'Standard Cornish discussion list'
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Notednow ow tochya Skeul an Tavas

 

Thanks Own, that’s all I’m talking about. We cannot carve in stone an orthographic solution based on theory alone, especially when there is some (little, I will admit) evidence to the contrary. I decide to err on the side of caution. 

Dan

 

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From: Owen Cook
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 9:36 PM

 

“On 16 November 2010 09:40, Daniel Prohaska <daniel at ryan-prohaska.com> wrote:
> well
> liked and formulated rule that all consonants are devoiced in this position,
> if there is evidence to the contrary. 

s was not devoiced in this position, as Lhuyd's "tavaz" and similar examples prove. Which suggests that stops and fricatives might have patterned differently... (In itself, that would be no extraordinary thing. French <t> and <d> in liaisons is /t/, while <s> and <z> are /z/.) Now whether f or th were similarly devoiced is open to question, but I agree with Dan that the evidence is not so one-sided as to require the Revival as a whole to adhere to a single dogmatic position on the issue. If Nicholas and Michael are in a position to convince everybody otherwise, however, then more power to them.

~~Owen” 

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