[Spellyans] cledh etc

Ray Chubb ray at spyrys.org
Sun Jan 13 13:01:23 GMT 2013


Good reply Christian.

I find it difficult to answer Dan without being insulting to those  
'others' who 'don't see it as a mistake'.

On 12 Gen 2013, at 21:28, Christian Semmens wrote:

> Once, as a place name, *possibly* indicating a distant pronunciation  
> of /œ/.  Whilst there is plenty of examples of more recent spellings  
> indicating a pronunciation of /e/.
>
> If we were attempting to revive Old Cornish then there may be some  
> justification for this, however it seem completely anachronistic to  
> saddle the language with a spelling that harks back to a possible  
> ancient pronunciation on the evidence of one word when it is clear  
> that even if this sound had once been in use, it had fallen out of  
> use long ago and for most of the history of written Cornish.
>
> I see no justification for 'eu' either, except as a historical  
> footnote.
>
> Christian
>
>
> On 12 January 2013 20:48, Daniel Prohaska <daniel at ryan-prohaska.com>  
> wrote:
> Giben the evidence I do't think <cleudh> is conlangy at all. This  
> umbrella graph means /œ/ and /e/ anyway... the spelling is attested,  
> albeit in a place name.
> Dan
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On 12.01.2013, at 20:29, Nicholas Williams <njawilliams at gmail.com>  
> wrote:
>
>> We're trying to revive a language as close to the form of it when  
>> it was spoken.
>> We should therefore spell as far as possible as the scribes did,  
>> not according to our
>> own possibly mistaken understanding.
>> Otherwise we get a conlang.
>>
>>
>> On 12 Jan 2013, at 18:26, Daniel Prohaska wrote:
>>
>>> That may be so, but it's only your opinion. Others don't see it as  
>>> a mistake.
>>>
>>
>
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