[Spellyans] Late Cornish adaptations

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Fri Aug 1 16:12:48 IST 2008


On 1 Aug 2008, at 17:01, Daniel Prohaska wrote:

> 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.

I think Nicholas is saying he prefers to use <owna> for 'fear' and  
<ewna> for 'emend'. Similarly, he uses the <bës> form of all  
<bÿs>~<bës> words, except for <ÿs> 'corn'.
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