[Spellyans] Cornish in a Thriller! & Place Name QueryForCraig

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Fri Sep 7 18:01:50 IST 2012


On 7 Sep 2012, at 08:20, Daniel Prohaska wrote:

> I think Craig means the open sound [ɛː]… as in "bed", but longer...

I think that's an allophone of [eː]. /e/ is [ɛ] when short and [eː] when long, but the long sound has some allophones, including some which break to [eə], if analogy to traditional English dialect in Cornwall is made.

(Nothing unusual about this; in Irish [eː] can also break to [eə] and even [iə].)

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





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