[Spellyans] tavas

Daniel Prohaska daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Thu May 16 13:16:25 IST 2013


This may also help, though I don't think I've given an example with ‹eu›…

Dan


On May 16, 2013, at 12:01 PM, Janice Lobb wrote:

> I just tried doing what you suggested and the results sounded remarkably strangled!
> Jan
> 
> 
> On Thu, May 16, 2013 at 10:34 AM, Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com> wrote:
> On 16 May 2013, at 10:23, Craig Weatherhill <craig at agantavas.org> wrote:
> 
> > How do we know that it's "not correct"?
> 
> We know because we understand linguistic processes.
> 
> 1. /y/ and /ø/ are rounded versions of /i/ and /e/.
> 
> 1a. Put your lips in the position to say "oo" as in "spoon" and have your tongue say "ee" as in "street" and you will go from /u/ to /y/
> 
> 1b. Put your lips in the position to say "oo" as in "spoon" and have your tongue say "ai" as in "strait" and you will go from /u/ to /ø/
> 
> 2. We know that rounded vowels unround in many languages. Compare German Vögel [ˈføːɡəl] to Yiddish Fegel [ˈfeːɡəl].
> 
> 3. We can see from the orthography in the MC and LC texts that this process operated in Cornish. There is no question of this. No linguist disputes it.
> 
> 3a. Nance conflated both /y/ and /ø/ writing them ‹ü›, and I don't know why. Maybe he didn't like writing ‹eu› or ‹ue› for /ø/.
> 
> Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
> 
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