[Spellyans] tavas in early Middle Cornish

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Wed Jul 13 21:54:30 IST 2011


On 13 Jul 2011, 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. If the SWF had kegyn, LC speakers might pronounce the y as ə, causing incorrect pronunciation.

Gendall writes "kegen", which is [ˈkɛɡən]. In Tavas a Ragadazow he transcribes this as [kegān] where <ā> is [ə], certainly not [ɪ]. 

(You wrote <ɨ> (a close central unrounded vowel as in North Welsh llun [ɬɨːn]) but I think you meant either <ɪ> or the reduced <ᵻ>.)

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





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