[Spellyans] Dauns and dauncya

Jon Mills j.mills at email.com
Wed Apr 25 14:54:10 IST 2012


Words like 'ȝurl' follow English orthographic practice; 'ȝurl' is afterall an English loanword. Long-tailed-z in alternation with <th> is due to the influence of Breton orthography on Cornish. Breton cognates are written with long-tailed-z where Cornish has <th>. This practice is post Norman Conquest. Just as English orthography was influenced by Norman French orthographic practice, so Cornish was influenced by Norman French and Breton orthographic practice.
 Ol an gwella,
 Jon

----- Original Message -----
From: Michael Everson
Sent: 04/25/12 02:43 PM
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Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Dauns and dauncya

 On 25 Apr 2012, at 14:34, Jon Mills wrote: > Except that I don not think that they are the same. One is yogh. The other is long-tailed-z. I don't think that there is evidence to suggest that the scribes thought that. Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/ _______________________________________________ Spellyans mailing list Spellyans at kernowek.net http://kernowek.net/mailman/listinfo/spellyans_kernowek.net



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