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<p class=MsoPlainText><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Michael, <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoPlainText><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>You asked: “</span></font><span
lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>What is this ɐ? Do you think LC
lowered schwa?<font color=navy><span style='color:navy'>”<o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>

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

<p class=MsoPlainText><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Well, it’s a
possibility, at least. This is not relevant phonologically, the contrast /ə/ (<
old a, e, o) and /ɪ/ (< old <span class=SpellE>i</span>, y, u) was
maintained, though I think it likely that /ɪ/ centralised and lowered towards [ə]
while /ə/ was pushed further down to [ɐ]. Note that /ɪ/ is frequently spelt
<e> in closed syllables in LC, and <y, e> word-finally, whereas /ə/
appears mainly as <a>. In a more advanced form of Late Cornish I would
assume possible phonetic realisation of /ɪ<span class=GramE>/ :</span> /ə/ as [ə]
: [ɐ]. This is highly speculative of course. <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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

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

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

<p class=MsoPlainText><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-fareast-language:
DE'>-----Original Message-----<br>
From: spellyans-bounces@kernowek.net [mailto:spellyans-bounces@kernowek.net] <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoPlainText><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-fareast-language:
DE'>On Behalf Of Michael Everson<br>
Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 2:35 PM<br>
To: <st1:PersonName w:st="on">Standard Cornish discussion list</st1:PersonName><br>
Subject: Re: [<span class=SpellE>Spellyans</span>] <span class=SpellE>tavas</span>
in early Middle Cornish</span></font><font color=navy><span lang=EN-GB
style='color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoPlainText><font size=3 face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoPlainText><font size=3 face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>“On 13 Jul 2011, at 13:15,
Daniel Prohaska wrote:<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoPlainText><font size=3 face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoPlainText><font size=3 face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>> As for the unstressed
<a> in <<span class=SpellE>tavas</span>> (BK, SA, Hawke, <span
class=SpellE>N.Boson</span>, <span class=SpellE>J.Boson</span>, Pryce), we have
the OC form <<span class=SpellE>tauot</span>> (VC) which I take to mean
*/ˈ<span class=SpellE>tavɔd</span>/ or */ˈ<span class=SpellE>tavœd</span>/. The
expected development would be */ˈ<span class=SpellE>tavɛz</span>/ > */ˈ<span
class=SpellE>tavəz</span>/ > LC */ˈ<span class=SpellE>tævɐz</span>/.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoPlainText><font size=3 face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoPlainText><font size=3 face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>What is this ɐ? Do you think
LC lowered schwa?”<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoPlainText><font size=3 face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoPlainText><font size=3 face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

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