[Spellyans] kemeres

Daniel Prohaska daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Sat May 12 01:51:32 IST 2012


Double consonants in pre-tonic, unstressed position are only simplified in the cases of ‹ll›, ‹mm›, ‹nn› and ‹rr›. 
Dan

On May 11, 2012, at 11:17 PM, A. J. Trim wrote:

> However:-
>  
> This is different from the SWF <attes> "comfort" but <attesva> "comfort station" / "lavatory".
> Why is this not <atesva>?
>  
> We also have SWF <attamya> "to tackle", <abattiow> "abbeys", <addyansow> "additions", <Bouddieth>*  "Buddhism", <apperya> "to feature", and <robbyoryon> "robbers". 
> Why do we have a double letter after an unstressed vowel in these words?
>  
> [ * Also, why not <Bouddiedh>* . Does this have something in common with <nowyth>? As I understand it, the SWF rule is final <-dh> when unstressed.]
>  
>  
> Regards,
>  
> Andrew J. Trim
>  
>  
> 
> From: Nicholas Williams
> Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2012 2:54 PM
> To: Standard Cornish discussion list
> Subject: Re: [Spellyans] kemeres
> 
> No. The <mm> or <bm> is written only after a stressed vowel.
> After an unstressed vowel as in <kemeres> the consonant is written singular.
> This is the same as dallath but dalethys, or tyller but tyleryow, cannas/cadnas but canasow.
> 
> Nicholas
> 
> 
> On 10 May 2012, at 14:47, Jon Mills wrote:
> 
>> Should it not be written kemmeres / kebmeres ?
> 
> 
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