[Spellyans] The sound of r

Philip Newton philip.newton at gmail.com
Thu Dec 12 16:12:22 GMT 2013

On 12 December 2013 17:06, Herbie Blackburn
<kevin.blackburn1 at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> …and surely Pronunciation and Orthography are two sides of the same coin if
> there is to be authentic revived Cornish?

Only insofar as the form which is to be revived had an orthography
which directly indicated the pronunciation -- in which case it could
only be authentically revived if both the orthography and the
pronunciation were kept.

If, on the other hand, the same sound was occasionally written with
different spellings, and/or the same letter(s) occasionally stood for
different sounds, then pronunciation and orthography might be related
but are not directly and closely linked in the sense that I would
expect from "two sides of the same coin".

Philip Newton <philip.newton at gmail.com>

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