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j.mills at email.com j.mills at email.com
Wed Nov 24 12:33:29 GMT 2010


What actually is the evidence for three phonemes /ɪƱ/, /iƱ/ and /εƱ/ in Old Cornish? The Vocabularium Cornicum has "clavus: leu pi obi" [Vocabularium Cornicum: 282], "leo: leu" [Vocabularium Cornicum: 560] and "color: liu" [Vocabularium Cornicum: 481]. This suggests two phonemes, /ɪƱ/ and /εƱ/. How is a third phoneme extrapolated?
Ol an gwella,
Jon

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Dr. Jon Mills, 
University of Kent



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