Re: Spelling pronunciations (was: rhotic miscellany)
|From:||Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>|
|Date:||Friday, November 12, 2004, 13:57|
On Friday, November 12, 2004, at 05:02 , John Cowan wrote:
> Ray Brown scripsit:
>>> I also thought some Scottish dialects pronounced it as some f-like sound
>>> (probably [P] ... I mean,
>> In fact it was [f]. It persisted in some areas at least till the early
>> part of 20th century. I suspect it has died out now.
> Not according to various Scots dialectology sites.
Glad to know it. I have never actually heard it - but it is nice to learn
that it still persists.
Anything is possible in the fabulous Celtic twilight,
which is not so much a twilight of the gods
as of the reason." [JRRT, "English and Welsh" ]