[Spellyans] Cucumber

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Mon Aug 16 09:56:11 BST 2010

I spoke with Ray this morning, and he says ['kuːkᵿmbɹə] with a stress on the first syllable, a long vowel, and a u-coloured schwa in the penultimate. Either <cûcùmbra> or <cûcombra> could represent this; the latter has the "advantage" of fewer diacritics and is similar to the older French <coucombre>.

I do think that we should stick to the accidence cûcombra pl cûcombrys in favour of a KK/SWF-based cûcomber pl cûcomberyow.

Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/

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