[Spellyans] The two roles of â (a-circumflex) in Kernowek Standard

A. J. Trim ajtrim at msn.com
Thu Sep 19 10:08:38 BST 2013

Sorry, my mistake. 'da' and 'dâ' should be the other way round. Michael told 
us correctly. I inadvertently transposed them.
I suggest that 'y' and 'ỳ' might also be the other way round as the verbal 
particle is obscure, and the pronoun is short stressed.
Yes, accents on 'y' are a problem, which is why KS avoided them, and the SWF 
uses 'i' for "they".


Andrew J. Trim

-----Original Message----- 
From: Philip Newton
Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2013 8:53 AM
To: Standard Cornish discussion list
Subject: Re: [Spellyans]The two roles of â (a-circumflex) in Kernowek 

On 18 September 2013 23:44, A. J. Trim <ajtrim at msn.com> wrote:
> Having the following, as well, is not a problem:
> a    verbal particle
> â    goes
> da    good
> dâ / dhâ    thy

The last two are the other way around. (Not least because "dha" is
often unstressed/proclitic but "dâ" is stressed, I suppose?)

> You could also have:
> à    of / from

Or, conceivably:
ỳ    verbal particle
y    his
ŷ    they

(Though ỳ and ŷ would be unlikely ever to be approved due to font,
keyboard, and encoding issues. Just being silly there.)

I do confess that for the beginning learner, "a" and "y" are sometimes
tricky, trying to figure out whether it's the verbal particle or
something else!

Philip Newton <philip.newton at gmail.com>

Spellyans mailing list
Spellyans at kernowek.net

More information about the Spellyans mailing list