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Re: Question: Orthographic systems of celtic languages

From:Raymond A. Brown <raybrown@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 29, 1999, 5:56
At 10:48 am -0400 28/9/99, John Cowan wrote:
>Raymond A. Brown scripsit:
>> Manx also has its own orthography dating back again IIRC to the 17th cent. > >"Irish Gaelic pronounced like Scots Gaelic and written like English."
Not in fact entirely so. I forget off hand the name of guy - an Anglican Bishop IIRC - who was responsible for what became the Manx standard. But he a _Welshman_ and, although the spelling is clearly influenced by English conventions of the time, the are Welsh touches to it such as {y} = /@/. Ray.