[Spellyans] Box

Ray Chubb ray at spyrys.org
Fri Oct 15 10:53:48 IST 2010


On 15 Hed 2010, at 10:46, Ken MacKinnon wrote:

> 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 !

Probably not, but it may help to explain where Dr Ken George was  
coming from.

>
> - 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
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>
>> 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
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>>
>>> 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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