[Spellyans] cledh etc

Jon Mills j.mills at email.com
Mon Jan 14 10:51:26 GMT 2013

Pronouncing <u> as [iː]~[i] is counter-intuitive. Such prescription is not helpful to learners of RLC and derogates against the RLC community.
 Ol an gwella,
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From: Michael Everson
Sent: 01/13/13 05:12 PM
To: Standard Cornish discussion list
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] cledh etc

 On 13 Jan 2013, at 10:07, Janice Lobb <janicelobb at gmail.com> wrote: > I'm glad you didn't opt for /ue/ which would have been even further from what I would like for Late Cornish. It is the presence of the letter /u/ that causes pronunciation problems. I know this debate is about spelling, but lurking in the background is pronunciation, about which we have no direct evidence. Is it fair that Late Cornish learners have a harder job than Middle Cornish learners in reconciling what they see with what comes out of their mouths? That is why we distinguish ‹u› which is pronounced [iː]~[i] in Late Cornish from ‹û›/‹ù› which is pronounced [uː]~[ʊ] in Late Cornish. I know ‹u› looks different from the ‹î› you might be familiar with, but the rules for pronunciation are designed to help in any case. Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/ _______________________________________________ Spellyans mailing list Spellyans at kernowek.net http://kernowek.net/mailman/listinfo/spellyans_kernowek.net

 Dr. Jon Mills, 
 University of Kent
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