[Spellyans] Ian Jackson: introduction
njawilliams at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 16:03:00 GMT 2015
I have pointed out (CT §4.4) that short o and short u may well have been in free variation.
Thus we find in traditional Cornish the following doublets:
cusca ~ cosca
purpos ~ porpos
scullya ~ scollya
tulla ~ tolla.
Because the SWF does not countenance diacritics, it often uses <o> for <u>, e.g. *onderstondya,
when the attested forms have vnder- (v for u to avoid confusion of minims).
> On 15 Dec 2015, at 12:32, Craig Weatherhill <craig at agantavas.org> wrote:
> It is common in Cornish speech to render short O as short U, e.g. "dunkey" (donkey).
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