[Spellyans] <l>, <ll>, and <lh> in Sacrament an Alter (1576)

Daniel Prohaska daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Sat Jul 24 19:25:47 BST 2010

A few years ago Albert told me of an experiment with Welsh speaking children that were illiterate in Welsh but literate in English. They were asked to write Welsh and the interesting thing was that among <ll> they came up with spellings such as <lh>, <hl>, <chl>, <tl> for Standard Welsh <ll>. I don’t know if <fl> occurred. 



-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Everson
Sent: Saturday, July 24, 2010 8:06 PM

On 24 Jul 2010, at 17:25, Christian Semmens wrote:


> This is outside of my competences, however it strikes me that the spelling in CW <ethlays> would perhaps suggest an attempt to produce a Welsh 'll' voiceless lateral fricative sound, but perhaps less pronounced than in Welsh?


What, like Saxon "Floyd"? Interesting thought. 


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

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