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    <p>In fact yes.<br>
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    <div class="moz-cite-prefix">On 27/03/17 17:20, Harry Hawkey wrote:<br>
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      <p>Tony Hearn wrote:</p>
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                          style="background: #ffffff">To my ears it is
                          the use among learners and speakers of the
                          West Country English [ɹ] which makes so much
                          spoken Cornish sound less than convincing.<br>
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      <font size="3"><font face="Liberation Sans, sans-serif">Interesting.
          Are you arguing (in your hesitant and carefully qualified
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          that traditional Cornish did not have
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      <p>Craig Weatherhill wrote:</p>
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        <p>He was careful to consult a book whose title and author I
          can't now recall</p>
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      <p>I think it was Eric Dobson's 'English Pronunciation, 1500-1700'
        (can't check right now...)</p>
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      <p>Craig Weatherhill wrote:</p>
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        <p>In the end, Lhuyd is the only real guide we have to the
          pronunciation of Cornish</p>
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      <p>Yes, it's very frustrating that he doesn't really spend much
        time explaining his system in AB. I find it a bit confusing too
        (e.g. he says â is pronounced as in 'mane', presumably [ɛ:], but
        uses this to spell many words like brâs in Welsh which surely
        can't have ever had [ɛ:] ?)</p>
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      <p>Michael Everson wrote:</p>
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        <p>We recommend the retroflex [ɹ] generally and the tap [ɾ]
          intervocalically.</p>
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      <p>Why?<br>
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