[Spellyans] SWF (t) and Maga web site

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Thu Aug 16 14:35:17 IST 2012


On 16 Aug 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.

<eu> indicates the earlier pronunciation /ø/ or the later pronunciation /e/.

Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/





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