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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Nicholas,
<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;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><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;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Yes,
that’s also how I see it. The remaining problem is that <<span class=SpellE><i
style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'><span style='font-style:italic;mso-bidi-font-style:
normal'>taves</span></i></span>> is also attested, and earlier so than <<span
class=SpellE><i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'><span style='font-style:
italic;mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>tavas</span></i></span>>. This is an
important question in establishing the ‘etymological’ vowel for the SWF
spelling. Is spelling <e> justified? Yes, or so I believe, because: 1) it
occurs, and 2) it lines up with the regular development of OC <<i
style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'><span style='font-style:italic;mso-bidi-font-style:
normal'>o</span></i>> > MC <<i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'><span
style='font-style:italic;mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>e</span></i>> > LC <<i
style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'><span style='font-style:italic;mso-bidi-font-style:
normal'>a</span></i>>. <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;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Of
course the SWF rule to write the ‘etymological’ vowel invites questioning, it
is nonetheless a rule for now and the question remains: is the spelling <<span
class=SpellE><i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'><span style='font-style:
italic;mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>taves</span></i></span>> unjustified? <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=SpellE><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span
lang=EN-GB style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:
EN-GB'>Aduocatus</span></font></span><font color=navy face=Gentium><span
lang=EN-GB style='font-family:Gentium;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'> <span
class=SpellE><span class=GramE>Diaboli</span></span><span class=GramE>, …</span>
uh Dan<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><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;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

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color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:
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<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;mso-bidi-font-family:Tahoma;
color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;font-weight:bold'>From:</span></font></b><font
color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB style='font-family:Gentium;mso-bidi-font-family:
Tahoma;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'> spellyans-bounces@kernowek.net
[mailto:spellyans-bounces@kernowek.net] <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;mso-bidi-font-family:Tahoma;
color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;font-weight:bold'>On Behalf Of </span></font></b><span
class=GramE><font color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB style='font-family:
Gentium;mso-bidi-font-family:Tahoma;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>nicholas</span></font></span><font
color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB style='font-family:Gentium;mso-bidi-font-family:
Tahoma;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'> williams<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span></b> Wednesday, July 13, 2011
4:09 PM<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>To:</span></b> <st1:PersonName w:st="on">Standard
 Cornish discussion list</st1:PersonName><br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Subject:</span></b> Re: [<span class=SpellE>Spellyans</span>]
<span class=SpellE>tavas</span> in early Middle Cornish</span></font><font
color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB style='font-family:Gentium;color:navy;
mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=1 face=Georgia><span
lang=EN-GB style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>The
schwa in this word was clearly heard as <i><span style='font-style:italic'>a</span></i>-coloured
or low from the earliest period of Middle Cornish. </span></font></span><span
lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language: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:9.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Possibly
vowel harmony was a factor, or the analogy of other words in -<i><span
style='font-style:italic'>as</span></i>.</span></font></span><span lang=EN-GB
style='mso-ansi-language: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:9.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Since
we don't know how exactly the unstressed vowel developed, spelling as the texts
do is sensible.</span></font></span><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:
EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

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style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><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:9.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Nicholas</span></font></span><span
lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

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style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><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;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>On 2011 <span class=SpellE>Gor</span>
13, at 13:34, Michael Everson wrote:<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=4 face=Helvetica><span
lang=EN-GB style='font-size:13.5pt;font-family:Helvetica;mso-ansi-language:
EN-GB'><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'>What is this </span></font></span><span class=apple-style-span><font
size=4 face="MS Gothic"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:13.5pt;font-family:
"MS Gothic";mso-bidi-font-family:"MS Gothic";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>ɐ</span></font></span><span
class=apple-style-span><font size=4 face=Helvetica><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:13.5pt;font-family:Helvetica;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>? Do you
think LC lowered schwa?</span></font></span><span class=apple-converted-space><font
size=4 face=Helvetica><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:13.5pt;font-family:
Helvetica;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'> </span></font></span><font size=4
face=Helvetica><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:13.5pt;font-family:Helvetica;
mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><br style='mso-special-character:line-break'>
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