[Spellyans] tavas in early Middle Cornish

Jed Matthews ebost.truru at googlemail.com
Wed Jul 13 21:42:48 IST 2011


That's very interesting.

Is there a wider lack of distinction between ɨ and *ə* across the texts? As
an LC speaker one of my main concerns about KS is unstressed y representing
schwa where it possibly shouldn't.

Jed



On 13 July 2011 21:37, nicholas williams <njawilliams at gmail.com> wrote:

> I don't think this distinction is sustainable
> The unstressed syllable of *kegyn*/*kegin* could be schwa:
>
> *a molleth du in gegen* BM 3928
> *dvne thy hethas than gegen* CW 2012
> *kî dho’n gegen, ha enna ti **an kâv *JCH §22
> *Ha po ’ryg e dhoz dho’n gegen* JCH §23.
>
> Nicholas
>
> On 2011 Gor 13, at 21:26, Jed Matthews wrote:
>
> A useful distinction is that the y in lebmyn can be both ɨ and *ə*, but
> the i in kegin cannot be *ə*.
>
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