[Spellyans] Ian Jackson: introduction

Eddie Climo eddie_climo at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Dec 15 22:47:15 GMT 2015

Looking through the diacritics on my iOS pop-up keyboard, you might like to indulge yourself with põnya, pønya, pōnya, pônya, etc. For myself, I shall continue to use Unified Cornish <ponya>, as offered by Nance, or, if I were feeling like a smidgin of LC, with the Lhuydian <punnia> that he offers in his unsurpasse 1938 dictionary.

Either is, afaik, historically attested, and arguments about the precise alleged value of the first vowel may be safely left to the pedantic 'anoraks' who would sooner pontificate (in English!) about the 'right' way to pronounce the word instead of actually SPEAKING our language.

Indeed, some of those who are most prone to 'ex cathedra' pronouncements of this ilk are notable for not speaking (or writing) in Kernewek.

Eddie Climo

> On 2015 Kev 15, at 21:22, A. J. Trim <ajtrim at msn.com> wrote:
> I would like to use the spelling pœnya but this is not authentic.
> You could go for pönya instead.

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