[Spellyans] Final dh and ascetics

Ray Chubb ray at spyrys.org
Fri Nov 19 09:52:13 GMT 2010

I except that there may not be many people who care as much as I do  
about how what I write in Cornish looks like on the page.

  Interestingly, though if we refer to the first part of Bewnans  
Meriasek, where a yorgh is used to represent 'dh', (although sometimes  
'th'), it is never used in final position.  Nance resisted using final  
'dh' although I am sure that he would have been aware of all the  
arguments for its use.  Perhaps he drew the same conclusion as I do  
from Bewnans Meriasek i.e. final 'dh' is just not Cornish.

On 18 Du 2010, at 09:26, Daniel Prohaska wrote:

> From the point of view of a user of UC and UCR I can understand why  
> you would consider final <dh> ugly. UC always wrote <th> in final  
> position and UCR accepted <dh> finally in stressed monosyllables  
> only. So maybe this is more a question of what you are used to  
> rather than a linguistic argument. Aesthetics are important because  
> people identify with an orthography, but I think we have to  
> compromise if we want to find an orthography that as many  
> Revivalists as possible can identify with and this will include  
> aesthetic and linguistic criteria; it will also entail a fair amount  
> of compromise on both sides to find workable solutions that will  
> make the/an SWF usable even when opinion concerning the phonological  
> base differ.
> Dan
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ray Chubb
> Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2010 9:48 AM
> "From a user's point of view I consider final 'dh' to be simply  
> ugly, therefore the more that this disfigurement of Cornish script  
> can be avoided the better as far as I am concerned."

Ray Chubb


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