[Spellyans] RLC <h> for <gh>

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Thu Jun 26 16:39:41 BST 2008

And since he was writing Late Cornish he more often than not
did not lenite initial consonants. This meant that dhe dhos [to use  
modern notation
remains as dho doaz [or whatever]. This reduces the instances of  
lenited d.

There are minimal pairs in Lhuyd that show the phonemic distinction  
of /D/ and /T/.

Notice: rag tra vêth AB: 222 and ha uelkom ti a vêdh JCH § 15.


On 26 Jun 2008, at 16:16, Michael Everson wrote:

> At 14:52 +0000 2008-06-26, Jon Mills wrote:
>> I have so far been unable to find a minimal contrast pair for
>> Lhuyd's <dh> and <th>. This suggests that in 17th century Cornish,
>> [D] and [T] are allophones, not separate phonemes.
> I don't know that that'd be so. Lhuyd will have had interference from
> Welsh which may muddy the waters somewhat.
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