[Spellyans] The Pronounciation of 'r' in traditional Cornish

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Mon Mar 27 23:03:28 IST 2017


On the other hand, he spent much of his time in Oxford, so when he describes a sound as being "as in English", is he talking about English as spoken there?

Craig



On 2017 Mer 27, at 20:33, Harry Hawkey wrote:

> 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:].
>> 
>> Nicholas
>> 
>>> On 27 Mar 2017, at 18:05, Harry Hawkey <bendyfrog at live.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> But surely Welsh 'bras'  (Lhuyd 'brâs') has neither of these sounds?
>> 
>> 
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