[Spellyans] Excel SWF-KK-Traditional Corpus-WIP

Daniel Prohaska daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Sat Jan 30 15:39:01 GMT 2016


As far as the SWF is concerned, **Cammbron, if it were thus written, would not necessarily imply **Cabmbron. Although this would be a useful feature, there is no one-to-one correspondence between ‹mm›, ‹nn› and their pre-occluded variants ‹bm›, ‹dn›. Words spelt with ‹mm› and ‹nn› in the SWF either have variants in ‹bm›, ‹dn›, or they don’t. 

One could formulate a post hoc rule that says ‹mm› and ‹nn› doesn’t usually pre-occlude before a further consonant, but this would hardly be an exclusive rule, as there are words such as ‹pednsyvik› ‘prince’ that do pre-occlude. 

A big meur ras dhe Craig for putting in so much time and effort on the signage panel and professionalising it with his vast knowledge of Cornish place names and their history!

Dan


> On 30 Jan 2016, at 14:34, Craig Weatherhill <craig at agantavas.org> wrote:
> 
> As the first syllable is stressed (as is usual in compounds where the adjective precedes), it should be, in SWF: <Cammbron>, which would also be tolerable.  However, as you point out, that implies Cabm-bron, which never historically occurs.
> 
> Craig
> 
> 
> 
> On 2016 Gen 30, at 12:51, Michael Everson wrote:
> 
>> On 30 Jan 2016, at 12:45, Ken MacKinnon <ken at ferintosh.org> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Pity about Kammbronn though – Cambronn would have been tolerable.
>> 
>> It implies a Cambrodn, though. 
>> 
>> Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/

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