[Spellyans] th/dh

j.mills at email.com j.mills at email.com
Mon Nov 22 16:14:01 GMT 2010

The difference is chronolectal.
Oll an gwella

Dr. Jon Mills, 
University of Kent

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From: nicholas williams <njawilliams at gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [Spellyans] th/dh

How then do you explain the examples from Mount's Bay with th? The informants had heard their forms from native speakers. Native speakers trump phonetic representations by non-natives, I believe.

On 2010 Du 22, at 09:18, Hewitt, Stephen wrote:

It looks as if Breton and, quite possibly, Cornish gave a different treatment to the word for “fifteen” from Welsh. Lhuyd’s pemdhak may well have been correct.


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