[Spellyans] SWF (t) and Maga web site

Ray Chubb ray at spyrys.org
Thu Aug 16 14:35:13 IST 2012


Are we saying that Nance was right all along ? :-)

On 16 Est 2012, 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.
>
> Craig
>
>
>
> 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  
>> <ue>.
>> Dan
>>
>> 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.
>>>>
>>>> Nicholas
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> 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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