[Spellyans] tavas in early Middle Cornish
eddie_climo at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Jul 13 17:32:15 IST 2011
Ha Dew re'th wheresso (y'n FSS, del wodher) a vynnes-ta screfa dhe nep benen, "Madame, is your causeway suitable for heavy traffic?"
On 2011 Gor 13, at 17:14, nicholas williams wrote:
> So the SWF has kelyn 'puppies', but melin 'mill', though they rhyme perfectly.
> The SWF has kegin 'kitchen' but megyn 'we smoke' though they are an exact rhyme.
> On the other hand the SWF cannot distinguish cost 'coast' from cost 'cost',
> nor can it tell pur 'snot' from pur 'pure'.
> Etymological spellings are unhelpful.
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