[Spellyans] Ian Jackson: introduction

Nicholas Williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 16:03:00 GMT 2015


I have pointed out (CT §4.4)  that short o and short u may well have been in free variation.
Thus we find in traditional Cornish the following doublets:

cusca ~ cosca
purpos ~ porpos
scullya ~ scollya
tulla ~ tolla.

Because the SWF does not countenance diacritics, it often uses <o> for <u>, e.g. *onderstondya,
when the attested forms have vnder- (v for u to avoid confusion of minims). 


Nicholas

> On 15 Dec 2015, at 12:32, Craig Weatherhill <craig at agantavas.org> wrote:
> 
>  It is common in Cornish speech to render short O as short U, e.g. "dunkey" (donkey).

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