[Spellyans] Diacritics that distinguish homographs

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Wed Apr 25 08:25:38 BST 2018

A few more again:


bras also ‘meadow 2nd state’ – see bras / brâs in previous list

con ‘supper’; còn ‘present indicative of godhvos 4th state’

duk ‘duke’ (earlier); dûk ‘duke’ (later)

hel ‘hall; generous’; hèl (= helgh) ‘hunt’

hen ‘old’; hèn ‘that [one] (before yw / o)’

ken ‘cause; other’; kèn ‘skin’

te also ‘present / imperfect indicative of ty’ – see te / tê in previous list

wel ‘rods; field; yeast; view; future indicative / imperative of gweles; all 2nd state’; wèl ‘exclamation’

won ‘down noun 2nd state’; wòn ‘present indicative of godhvos 2nd state’


Ian Jackson


From: Spellyans <spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net> On Behalf Of Jon Mills
Sent: 20 April 2018 13:16
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Subject: [Spellyans] Diacritics that distinguish homographs


Which Cornish words, when written in KS, would be homographs were it not for diacritics?


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