everson at evertype.com
Wed May 15 16:38:07 BST 2013
On 15 May 2013, at 16:02, Janice Lobb <janicelobb at gmail.com> wrote:
> You say "In KK melin and gwelyn rhyme perfectly, but are spelt differently for etymological reasons."
They also rhyme perfectly for all speakers of all dialects.
> A problem I have in teaching Late Cornish is explaining that "hir" and "fur" rhyme
Some Germans have the same problem, because some dialects unround [yː] to [iː]. Those etymological vowels have a rationale in KS, however: While everyone says [hiːɹ] for the first word, some people say [fyːɹ] for the second and some say [fiːɹ]. If you explain that to your students, they should understand it.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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