[Spellyans] Germany

Daniel Prohaska daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Fri Jul 29 11:31:55 IST 2011


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From: spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net [mailto:spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net] On Behalf Of Michael Everson
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2011 7:20 PM
To: Standard Cornish discussion list
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Germany
 
“On 28 Jul 2011, at 17:51, nicholas williams wrote:
 
> Almayn is attested once (RD 2148). Germany is used twice by Tregear (TH 32, 49a) and is also attested in BK: the whelas myns a geffa a bagans in Germany BK 3231-32. The glossary, however, spells the word <Germany>. According to the rules of the SWF this is to be pronounced [ger'mani]. Is this what the compilers mean?
 
I hope not. Tregear surely said [dʒer'mani]. We write Jermany, anyway.”
 
In which version is <Germany> listed? I also find it highly doubtful that stress would have fallen on the penultimate syllable. I rather consider [ˈʤɛrmanɪ] (or similar) to be more likely. 
 
“> Why do they write <Germany> rather than <Germani>?
 
Because it's hard to use a spelling that's not very coherent and logical? :-)”
 
Funny, Michael, great sense of humour ;-)
Dan
 
 
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