[Spellyans] redistribution of <i> and <y>

Daniel Prohaska daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Wed Jul 23 21:37:35 IST 2008


Lhuyd has both <kegen> and <kegin>, N.Boson has <kegen, CW has <kegen>
(2013); (radical form shown here). Toponyms show <-gegon> according to
Gendall and Craig.

Dan

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Everson
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 3:02 PM



At 09:40 +0200 2008-07-23, Daniel Prohaska wrote:

><i> in the second syllable could be interpreted as meaning /i/ in 

>both Late as well as Middle Cornish pronunciations, while the <y> 

>spellings would indicate that the pronunciation is /i/ in Middle 

>Cornish and /e/ in Late Cornish based varieties.

 

"I don't see how. Neil Kennedy has:

 

kitchen(n): kegen/kegin (f) (NB,Lh,WJ,PN) (an gegen) pl kegidnow

 

To me this looks like <kegyn> pl <kegynnow>~<kegydnow>

-- 

Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com"

 

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