[Spellyans] SWF (t) and Maga web site

Hedley Climo eddie_climo at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Aug 16 14:22:20 IST 2012


Nance 1938 gives the following for 'cheese':

kēs, cüs 		(UC)
caus, cōs 	(Corn.Voc.)
keas 		(Pryce)

On 2012 Est 16, at 13:58, Craig Weatherhill wrote:

> 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.





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