[Spellyans] Chy, pl. treven
everson at evertype.com
Wed Dec 31 11:36:18 GMT 2008
(I'm not sure this got through yesterday)
Something actually interesting from C24:
> morvran (= Keith Bailey)
> What on earth makes you think "treven" is the plural of "house"?
> Palores (probably = Ken George)
> Lhuyd wrote "Tshyi [plur. Treven]" in AB page 55, and everyone else
> (Pryce, Nance, Williams, marhak) followed him. But the evidence is
> not so clear-cut. Lhuyd may have made a mistake. Are there any other
> words with a plural ending in -en? I have yet to find one. Yet there
> are dozens of words with a singulative ending in -en. Treven, I
> think, is one of these.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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