[Spellyans] tavas in early Middle Cornish

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Wed Jul 13 13:34:54 BST 2011

On 13 Jul 2011, at 13:15, Daniel Prohaska wrote:

> As for the unstressed <a> in <tavas> (BK, SA, Hawke, N.Boson, J.Boson, Pryce), we have the OC form <tauot> (VC) which I take to mean */ˈtavɔd/ or */ˈtavœd/. The expected development would be */ˈtavɛz/ > */ˈtavəz/ > LC */ˈtævɐz/.

What is this ɐ? Do you think LC lowered schwa? 

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

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