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The Vowels

Vowel Code IPA Symbom Description Examples
1a i: As in English pristine, tree gweer, teez, gween, deske, me, e
1b i Like y in English funny criban, whilan, rinen,blan, destria
1c әi Obscure + 1b eithan, kein, seith, chy, angy
1d i As in English pin pidn, gwidn, gwille
2a e: Similar to French é trea, gweal, mear, ez, mez, kez
2b e: 2a + obscure dean, mean, kean
2c e As in English get pedn, gwelz, pel, mena
3a ɛ: As in English hare pronounced long taze, daamah, trailia, care
3b ɛ As in English hare kerr, spearn, -az, clowaz
4a a As in English apple padn, dagler, callish, garaw
4b a: A lengthened a in English Apple carr, cart, carn,darn
5 ɒ Like au in Australia pauz, laul, eavah, caon
6 ): As in English claw moaz, doaz, boaz, moar, Kernaw
7 o As in French chose poll, colhel, fose, floh
8a u: As in English boot, this vowel must be pure, as in French, and not the current thin English version. goon, bool, booz, loor, troucvia
8b әu Obscure + 8a bownaz, clowaz, glow, crow
8c u As in English bull gunniaw, pullan, gwdn
9 ә Obscure, like o in Helston à, è, ì, ò, ù as marked

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