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<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 color=navy face=Tahoma><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma;color:navy;font-weight:bold'>From:</span></font></b><font
size=2 color=navy face=Tahoma><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Tahoma;color:navy'> nicholas williams<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span></b> Tuesday, November 23, 2010
8:37 PM</span></font><font color=navy><span lang=EN-GB style='color:navy'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=1 color=navy
face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:7.0pt;font-family:Georgia;
color:navy'>“</span></font></span><span class=apple-style-span><font size=1
face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:7.0pt;font-family:Georgia'>I
write bew and lyw. There was never any suggestion that they should be written
the same.</span></font></span><span lang=EN-GB><o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><u><font size=1 face=Georgia><span
lang=EN-GB style='font-size:7.0pt;font-family:Georgia'>I cannot find <iw>
anywhere in TH.</span></font></u></span><span class=apple-style-span><font
size=1 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:7.0pt;font-family:Georgia'>
Nor have I ever seen it anywhere else in traditional Cornish.</span></font></span><span
lang=EN-GB><o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=1 face=Georgia><span
lang=EN-GB style='font-size:7.0pt;font-family:Georgia'><yw> and
<ew> are enough.</span></font></span><span lang=EN-GB><o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=1 face=Georgia><span
lang=EN-GB style='font-size:7.0pt;font-family:Georgia'>I will not write
<iw> because I have never seen it anywhere in traditional Cornish and it
isn't necessary.</span></font></span><font color=navy><span lang=EN-GB
style='color:navy'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=1 face=Georgia><span
lang=EN-GB style='font-size:7.0pt;font-family:Georgia'>Nicholas<font
color=navy><span style='color:navy'>”</span></font><o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy'>Well, I misunderstood
you then. I was under the impression that you didn’t think that <b><i><span
style='font-weight:bold;font-style:italic'>lyw</span></i></b>-words and <b><i><span
style='font-weight:bold;font-style:italic'>bew</span></i></b>-words contained
two distinct diphthongal phonemes.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy'>The graphs <<b><i><span
style='font-weight:bold;font-style:italic'>iw</span></i></b>> are found in
traditional Cornish in the word <<b><i><span style='font-weight:bold;
font-style:italic'>diweth</span></i></b>> TH 18a. I also consider Lhuyd’s
<<b><i><span style='font-weight:bold;font-style:italic'>iụ</span></i></b>>
to be a possible variation of <<b><i><span style='font-weight:bold;
font-style:italic'>iw</span></i></b>> as his <<b><i><span
style='font-weight:bold;font-style:italic'>ụ</span></i></b>> means
<<b><i><span style='font-weight:bold;font-style:italic'>w</span></i></b>>.
It is no more authentic or inauthentic than writing <<b><i><span
style='font-weight:bold;font-style:italic'>dh</span></i></b>> for his <<b><i><span
style='font-weight:bold;font-style:italic'>δ</span></i></b>>. Also, MC
<<b><i><span style='font-weight:bold;font-style:italic'>y</span></i></b>>
and <<b><i><span style='font-weight:bold;font-style:italic'>i</span></i></b>>
were in free variation and conditioned more by their position in the word;
Cornish scribes avoided <<b><i><span style='font-weight:bold;font-style:
italic'>iw</span></i></b>> because of minim.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy'>Dan<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

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style='font-size:12.0pt'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=navy face="Times New Roman"><span
lang=EN-GB style='font-size:12.0pt;color:navy'>“</span></font><span lang=EN-GB>On
2010 Du 23, at 18:42, Daniel Prohaska wrote:<font color=navy><span
style='color:navy'><o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=1 color=navy
face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:6.0pt;font-family:Gentium;
color:navy'>It’s not inauthentic, after all <<i><span style='font-style:
italic'>iw</span></i>> occurs in TH. </span></span></font></span><font
color=navy><span lang=EN-GB style='color:navy'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt'>Where?<font color=navy><span style='color:navy'>”<o:p></o:p></span></font></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy'>TH 18a <<b><i><span
style='font-weight:bold;font-style:italic'>diweth</span></i></b>></span></font><span
lang=EN-GB> <o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=3 color=navy
face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;
color:navy'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=1 color=navy
face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:6.0pt;font-family:Gentium;
color:navy'>“It’s just very rare because mediaeval scribes would have resisted
writing <<i><span style='font-style:italic'>iu</span></i>> or <<i><span
style='font-style:italic'>iw</span></i>> because of</span></font></span><span
class=apple-converted-space><font size=1 color=navy face=Gentium><span
lang=EN-GB style='font-size:6.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy'> </span></font></span><span
class=apple-style-span><i><font size=1 color=navy face=Gentium><span
lang=EN-GB style='font-size:6.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy;font-style:
italic'>minim</span></font></i></span><span class=apple-style-span><font
size=1 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:6.0pt;
font-family:Gentium;color:navy'>. </span></span></font></span><span lang=EN-GB><o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt'>Nonsense. The same would apply to in which is common.<font
color=navy><span style='color:navy'>”</span></font><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy'>Maybe there was some
other scribal constriction against <iw> why else would <y> and <i>
be in free variation, but not <yw> and <iw>. <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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style='font-size:12.0pt'><br>
<br>
<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=1 color=navy
face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:6.0pt;font-family:Gentium;
color:navy'><span style='orphans: 2;widows: 2;-webkit-border-horizontal-spacing: 0px;
-webkit-border-vertical-spacing: 0px;-webkit-text-decorations-in-effect: none;
-webkit-text-size-adjust: auto;-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;word-spacing:
0px'>“The SWF has to distinguish a threefold series,</span></span></font></span><font
color=navy><span lang=EN-GB style='color:navy'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt'>Because it follows George's fantasy phonology<font
color=navy><span style='color:navy'>”</span></font><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy'>No, because that was
agreed upon in the Ad-Hoc group. George’s threefold distinction may be wrong
for 1500, but it is not wrong to assume this series was part of earlier pre-MC
phonology. In that sense both KK and the SWF/M are archaising.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy'>Dan <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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lang=EN-GB style='font-size:12.0pt;color:navy'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

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