[Spellyans] The sounds of Cornish

A. J. Trim ajtrim at msn.com
Tue Jun 24 14:36:05 BST 2008

Does Tregear have <ggh> as well?

How do we know that cottha and perfettha did not have [t] (as in "try") 
rather than [T] (as in "thigh")?
Wouldn't we expect cothha and perfethha instead?
Personally, I would avoid including these.


Andrew J. Trim

From: "Michael Everson" <everson at evertype.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 1:04 PM
To: "Standard Cornish discussion list" <spellyans at kernowek.net>
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] The sounds of Cornish

> At 11:34 +0100 2008-06-24, A. J. Trim wrote:
>>I would rather not include the graphs ggh and tth, even if the long
>>sounds could be shown to exist. Do they exist in the Traditional
>>Texts? I have not noticed any.
> They exist in Tregear.
> Please see
> http://www.evertype.com/kernowek/ahg-discussion-tth-nh-lh.pdf for a
> discussion of this problem.
> <lh, <nh>, and <tth> show aspiration with an optional secondary 
> gemination.
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