[Spellyans] th/dh

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Mon Nov 22 11:29:31 GMT 2010

The rule in KS is as follows:

After unstressed vowels -s is pronounced [s]: e.g. gwelys [gwelIs]
After stressed vowels it is [z]: e.g. gwrës [gwre:z] or [gwri:z]
Where ss is written for English -ce the sound in [s]: e.g. grâss [graes] < grace
English borrowed plurals in -es are pronounced with [z] as in English, e.g. romes [ro:m at z].

For native words therefore we operate exactly the same rule as with b/p, g/k, v/f, dh/th, acknowledging that Lhuyd with z/s is neither
completely consistent nor completely reliable—exactly as is the case with his representation of the other consonants.


On 2010 Du 22, at 11:07, Hewitt, Stephen wrote:

> Then why does /-s-/ give [z] and /-f-/ give [v], but not /-θ-/ give [ð]?

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