[Spellyans] emendations to the SWF

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 14:55:22 GMT 2008


But

oll an beise a vt bethys CW 2315
ow der bethy a vynta CW 2441

with <e> suggest that there was a variant in /ø/~/e/.

<buthy, buthys> is the commonest spelling. The question is whether <u>  
means /y/ or /ø/.
I suspect we had /ø/ in monosyllables (ny's buth dour certan neffre OM  
1692) but /y ~i/ before
a following /i/, cf. eus/usy, Late Cornish es but igge.


There was also a form with /y/ ~ /i/.

On 11 Dec 2008, at 14:39, Michael Everson wrote:

> <beudhi> is attested in KK only, because Breton has <beuziñ>.

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