[Spellyans] The Pronounciation of 'r' in traditional Cornish
bendyfrog at live.com
Mon Mar 27 20:33:13 IST 2017
Well, that solves something that I've been wondering about for quite some time. Thanks for this!
On 27/03/17 19:50, Nicholas Williams wrote:
Lhuyd was born in 1660 in Llanforda and brought up there. Llanforda is in the parish of Oswestry in Shropshire.
The area was Welsh-speaking at the time of his birth and the dialect
pronounced Welsh long a with a raised pronunciation. For him the vowel in tad ‘father’
would have been close to [æ:].
On 27 Mar 2017, at 18:05, Harry Hawkey <bendyfrog at live.com<mailto:bendyfrog at live.com>> wrote:
But surely Welsh 'bras' (Lhuyd 'brâs') has neither of these sounds?
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