[Spellyans] Blejyow or Flowrys?
butlerdunnit at ntlworld.com
Wed Jun 2 22:47:00 BST 2010
As most self respecting Scots can pronounce 'wh' without conscious effort, I
am intrigued to think it might be a difficult sound for English speakers in
England 'Sassenachs'/Saxons, as we say. Is it really a problem that the 'hw'
Do I detect a drift that KK users are more stubborn in resisting SWF/KS
whereas UC/UCR/LC are more amenable?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ray Chubb" <ray at spyrys.org>
To: "Standard Cornish discussion list" <spellyans at kernowek.net>
Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2010 3:41 PM
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Blejyow or Flowrys?
> 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
> You are correct 'hw' does encourage a mispronunciation. A KK zealot and
> teacher of that system has admitted as much.
> Ray Chubb
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