[Spellyans] th/dh and mutation

Ray Chubb ray at spyrys.org
Mon Nov 22 10:03:04 GMT 2010

No one has responded to this so I have done some checks of my own.  It  
seems to me that even after feminine nouns in the texts with final  
'th' where there is general agreement that the sound should be 'dh'  
the mutation rule still applies.

Therefore it could be said that one of the unfortunate by-products of  
George's introduction of final 'dh' is that it has caused bad grammar  
when revivalists drop the t,c,p, and d rule.

On 21 Du 2010, at 12:57, Ray Chubb wrote:

> I am afraid I have not had time to read all the discussion on this  
> topic in depth.  However there is something that worries me and this  
> came to the fore when I served on the Kerrier signage panel.
> We are aware that according to the rules of grammar for modern  
> Cornish final 'th' in a feminine noun stops mutation of a following  
> t,c,p or d, if we are to change a number of Unified 'th's to 'dh's  
> should this mutation rule still apply or not?
> Ray Chubb
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Ray Chubb


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