[Spellyans] Box

Ken MacKinnon ken at ferintosh.org
Fri Oct 15 10:46:53 IST 2010


Ewan hag an gowetha-oll,

Scottish Gaelic ciste sounds more like keesh-cha or keesh-chuh to my ears - 
but I doubt whether this advances the cause of Cornish pronunciation and 
spelling very far !

- Ken

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "ewan wilson" <butlerdunnit at ntlworld.com>
To: "Standard Cornish discussion list" <spellyans at kernowek.net>
Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 8:25 PM
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Box


> The Scottish Gaelic pronunciations I have heard seem to alternate between
> 'Kish-chyi'  and 'keesh-chyi' depending on the speaker. I'm not sure if 
> it's a dialectical thing or idialect. Maybe Ken has a better idea?
>
> Excuse the non IPA sound guide!!
>
> Ewan.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Michael Everson" <everson at evertype.com>
> To: "Standard Cornish discussion list" <spellyans at kernowek.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 1:24 PM
> Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Box
>
>
>> On 12 Oct 2010, at 10:06, Ray Chubb wrote:
>>
>>> Would that be a long or short vowel?
>>
>> Irish "ciste" [ˈkʲɪʃtʲə] 'fund, treasury, kitty' has a short vowel.
>>
>> Irish "císte" [ˈkʲiːʃtʲə] 'cake' has a long vowel.
>>
>> Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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