[Spellyans] Late Cornish adaptations

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Fri Aug 1 17:49:47 IST 2008

Moreover the forms owna~ewna do not involve vocalic alternation but a  
regular phonetic development.

On 1 Aug 2008, at 16:12, Michael Everson wrote:

> 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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