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The Consonants

The consonants may be taken to be as in English except as shown otherwise below ...

Consonant Pronunciation
bm is pronounced together, as if in odd job-man.
-ckk- internally in pronounced separately, as in black-cat.
c, ck, k in ca, co, cu, ck and k always, are as in cook.
dn is pronounced together as if in good-night
g (a) hard as in gate unless as mentioned below.
(b) soft as in gentle (1) in combinations dg, lg, mg, wg, (2) as in gg in terminations in -ia, -iaw, -ian, as in vaggia, derggiaw, preggiaw, spiriggian, (3) in a three-syllable word when introducing the final syllable if this is plural, separative singular, abstract, adjectival or other grammatical terminations. Ex canhagaw representatives, legagen mouse, lagagack observant, bonogath will. For clarity in lists, soft g may be shown as ǧ
l, ll Always pronounced with the tip of the tongue against the hard palate.
lh is pronounced as seen, as if in well-hit.
r- as initial to a word or syllable is as in rat
rh- as initial is pronounced as if hr
r & rr Between vowels is slightly trilled, not as strongly as in Scots
-r As unstressed final of word or syllable, and in a single syllable when follwoed by a consonant, as in bord, is vitrually like o in pot.
-r as a stressed final in -ar, -er, -or, -ur is slightly rolled at the back of the mouth, not at the front as in Wessex.
th (unmarked) as in thick
ţh (marked in the vocabulary with cedilla) as in this
wh is pronounced as if hw
y- as initial is as in you
-y as stressed final is as in 1c

Copyright Teer ha Tavaz 2003, Based on the book Practical Modern Cornish by Richard Gendall (ISBN 0-9537710-5-9)