[Spellyans] tavas in early Middle Cornish
ebost.truru at googlemail.com
Wed Jul 13 21:26:30 IST 2011
A useful distinction is that the y in lebmyn can be both ɨ and *ə*, but the
i in kegin cannot be *ə*. If the SWF had kegyn, LC speakers might pronounce
the y as *ə*, causing incorrect pronunciation.
On 13 July 2011 17:14, nicholas williams <njawilliams at gmail.com> wrote:
> So the SWF has *kelyn* 'puppies', but *melin* 'mill', though they rhyme
> 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.
> On 2011 Gor 13, at 17:04, Michael Everson wrote:
> The "reason" is claimed to be "etymological reconstruction" but as often as
> not it is just a reflection of distinctions made in Welsh or in Breton,
> imposed on Cornish by someone who admired those distinctions.
> Spellyans mailing list
> Spellyans at kernowek.net
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the Spellyans