[Spellyans] tavas in early Middle Cornish

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Wed Jul 13 15:09:15 IST 2011


The schwa in this word was clearly heard as a-coloured or low from the earliest period of Middle Cornish. 
Possibly vowel harmony was a factor, or the analogy of other words in -as.
Since we don't know how exactly the unstressed vowel developed, spelling as the texts do is sensible.

Nicholas

On 2011 Gor 13, at 13:34, Michael Everson wrote:

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

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