[Spellyans] Box

Daniel Prohaska daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Mon Oct 11 11:49:31 IST 2010


 

Jan, in the SWF <u> is the umbrella graph for RMC /y/ and RLC /i/. /y/ is the vowel in French <lune> or German <grün>.

Dan

 

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From: janicelobb at tiscali.co.uk
Sent: Sunday, October 10, 2010 10:13 AM



"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)

Jan"

 

 

 

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>From: everson at evertype.com

 

>Date: 09/10/2010 15:07 

 

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

 

>Subj: Re: [Spellyans] Box

 

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

 

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>> 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.

 

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>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.

 

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>KS1 proposed "ei" for the sound which alternates, but a lot of people 

weren't comfortable with that.

 

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

done this,

 

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>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.

 

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

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