[Spellyans] The sound of r

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Thu Dec 12 20:50:04 GMT 2013

On 12 Dec 2013, at 16:06, 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?

In devising KS orthography, we took into account the speech habits of good speakers of the “RMC” and “RLC” ends of the spectrum and described them; the orthography represents those pronunciations accurately (although many speakers use English diphthongs rather than purer vowels; KS recommends the latter). 

KS is more accurate and useful than any other orthography. (This is not an insult to older orthographies, but then they were developed at a time when knowledge of Cornish phonology was much much less than it is today.)

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

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