[Spellyans] Late Cornish adaptations
daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Fri Aug 1 16:01:47 IST 2008
But <owna> is attested? Why should we not allow it alongside <ewna>. We have
the same Vocalic Alternation between <ewn> ~ <owna> as we have with <bew> ~
<bownans>. These alternatives should not be discouraged in my opinion but
allowed as legitimate variants.
From: nicholas williams
Sent: Friday, August 01, 2008 12:44 PM
If we use owna (cf. Gwra ouna guz furu Gwavas) for 'emend' and owna for
'fear' (vb) there is ambiguity. I prefer ewna for 'correct, emend'.
On 1 Aug 2008, at 02:03, Daniel Prohaska wrote:
- The spelling <hei> is attested through Lhuyd and Nicholas Boson,
likewise <crei>, and <chei> in John and Nicholas Boson, <chey> by Borlase.
These spellings are authentic. I do not understand your objection;
- <ouna> is attested for the verb "to put right";
I would hardly call this fake-Cornish.
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