[Spellyans] SWF (t) and Maga web site
craig at agantavas.org
Thu Aug 16 13:58:36 IST 2012
While mentioning <keus>, "cheese", why is <eu> necessary? Granted
that Breton has <keuz> and Welsh <caws> (apparently a very different
vowel from Breton), but Cornish is neither of those. Late Cornish has
<keaz>, and place-names <kez> (with circumflex over E): Carn Kez,
Sennen. This tells me that, in Cornish, the vowel is a long E, almost
"kaiz" in pronunciation.
On 16 Est 2012, at 12:41, Daniel Prohaska wrote:
> On the other hand, many of the SWF <eu> words had both <ü> and <ê>
> in UC (e.g. <cüs> ~ <kês>), so that <eu> is no worse or better than
> On 16.08.2012, at 13:33, Ray Chubb <ray at spyrys.org> wrote:
>> Another point is that if you are coming from Unified 'ü' 'ue' is a
>> little more comprehensible.
>> On 16 Est 2012, at 11:46, Nicholas Williams wrote:
>>> I'm not wild about eu either, but it is well attested.
>>> leun 'full' is attested 22 times (in PA, BM and BK.
>>> devn, eus, veur, leuf 'hand', euth 'horror' are also found.
>>> On 16 Aug 2012, at 11:01, Ray Chubb wrote:
>>>> I continue to use 'ue' in my everyday writing, it's more common
>>>> in the historical texts and we got such a bad deal at Treyarnon
>>>> that at present I see no reason to change.
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