[Spellyans] 'who' in Cornish

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Mon Jul 18 17:53:07 IST 2011


On 18 Jul 2011, at 09:37, nicholas williams wrote:

> There is no difference in actual pronunciation between pew, pyw and *piw (whatever may be claimed). Given that pyw and pew are the forms actually attested in traditional Cornish,
> would it not be sensible for the SWF to write pyw, pew or at least to allow pew alongside *piw?

I don't think the SWF should write "pew" because that is [pɛʊ]. But I agree: there is no justification of *piw except that Ken George admired Breton.

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





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