[Spellyans] cledh etc
janicelobb at gmail.com
Sun Jan 13 18:07:50 GMT 2013
that aspect of KS is more helpful than SWF to us
On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 5:12 PM, Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com>wrote:
> On 13 Jan 2013, at 10:07, Janice Lobb <janicelobb at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm glad you didn't opt for /ue/ which would have been even further from
> what I would like for Late Cornish. It is the presence of the letter /u/
> that causes pronunciation problems. I know this debate is about spelling,
> but lurking in the background is pronunciation, about which we have no
> direct evidence. Is it fair that Late Cornish learners have a harder job
> than Middle Cornish learners in reconciling what they see with what comes
> out of their mouths?
> That is why we distinguish ‹u› which is pronounced [iː]~[i] in Late
> Cornish from ‹û›/‹ù› which is pronounced [uː]~[ʊ] in Late Cornish.
> I know ‹u› looks different from the ‹î› you might be familiar with, but
> the rules for pronunciation are designed to help in any case.
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