[Spellyans] Blejyow or Flowrys?

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Wed Jun 2 18:41:20 BST 2010

Then why do they insist on keeping this modern, un-Cornish and wholly  
untraditional graph?  There is really no point to it, especially if it  
misleads phonetically.


On 2 Efn 2010, at 15:41, Ray Chubb wrote:

> Hi Ewan and welcome.
> On 1 Efn 2010, at 22:19, ewan wilson wrote:
>> On a more narrowly focused Spellyans topic, may I point out that  
>> the 'wh' combination presents absolutely no problem to any Scotsman  
>> as we pronounce it just as it should be in Cornish- a voicless  
>> aspirate ( not the proper technical term which for the moment  
>> escapes me!)  What do others make of reversing the order of the  
>> letters to 'hw'? Phonetically does that not imply a different sound  
>> of 'h' followed by 'w'? I can see why it might seem more helpful to  
>> those lacking the aspirate 'wh' in English, but surely it is not  
>> THAT difficult a sound to learn to articulate?
> You are correct 'hw' does encourage a mispronunciation.  A KK zealot  
> and teacher of that system has admitted as much.
> Ray Chubb
> Portreth
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