[Spellyans] Box

janicelobb at tiscali.co.uk janicelobb at tiscali.co.uk
Sun Oct 10 09:12:32 BST 2010

Kist/cist is fine for RLC pronunciation of the SWF. As I read my little 
book of SWF, had it been a long vowel, pronounced -ee-, we would have 
to use an umbrella graph and spell it "kust"! (cf reeg/rug)


>----Original Message----

>From: everson at evertype.com

>Date: 09/10/2010 15:07 

>To: "Standard Cornish discussion list"<spellyans at kernowek.net>

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>On 9 Oct 2010, at 20:55, Craig Weatherhill wrote:


>> This fault of the SWF can be very easily rectified: by using I to 
represent the long vowel, and Y for the short vowel throughout.


>The SWF does use "i" to represent long [iː] in stressed monosyllables. 
But in stressed polysyllables, the SWF uses "y" sometimes for short [ɪ] 
and sometimes for long [iː] that alternates with [eː]. We mark this 
last "ÿ", as you know.


>KS1 proposed "ei" for the sound which alternates, but a lot of people 
weren't comfortable with that.


>> As a morpho-phonemic orthography, one would have expected KK to have 
done this,


>KK also uses "y" sometimes for short [ɪ] and sometimes for what they 
say is long [ɪː] (our long [iː]) that alternates with [eː] in RLC.


>Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/

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