[Spellyans] Diacritics that distinguish homographs

Janice Lobb janicelobb at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 09:52:30 BST 2018


Don't forget, Ian, that "con" (pronounced as English cone) is also the Late
Cornish word for sugar - derived from the shape of the sugar loaf.

Janice

On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 8:25 AM, <iacobianus at googlemail.com> wrote:

> A few more again:
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> bras also ‘meadow 2nd state’ – see bras / brâs in previous list
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> con ‘supper’; còn ‘present indicative of godhvos 4th state’
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> duk ‘duke’ (earlier); dûk ‘duke’ (later)
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> hel ‘hall; generous’; hèl (= helgh) ‘hunt’
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> hen ‘old’; hèn ‘that [one] (before yw / o)’
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> ken ‘cause; other’; kèn ‘skin’
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> te also ‘present / imperfect indicative of ty’ – see te / tê in previous
> list
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> wel ‘rods; field; yeast; view; future indicative / imperative of gweles;
> all 2nd state’; wèl ‘exclamation’
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> won ‘down *noun *2nd state’; wòn ‘present indicative of godhvos 2nd state’
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> Ian Jackson
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> *From:* Spellyans <spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net> *On Behalf Of *Jon
> Mills
> *Sent:* 20 April 2018 13:16
> *To:* spellyans at kernowek.net
> *Subject:* [Spellyans] Diacritics that distinguish homographs
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> Which Cornish words, when written in KS, would be homographs were it not
> for diacritics?
>
> Jon
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