[Spellyans] au

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Thu Jul 24 10:15:39 IST 2008


But the Latin speakers of Gaul say Autriche, which was borrowed early  
from
Frankish. The cluster str has been simplified to tr and the long i of  
the second
syllable has not been diphthongised. It has <au>.


Nicholas
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On 24 Jul 2008, at 07:45, Ken MacKinnon wrote:

> Maybe because Austria is an anglicisation of Oesterreich from  
> Germnan Ost, ostern.  = east
>
> And Australia derives from Latin australis = south.
>
> Just a thought - an Ken ken
>
>
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: A. J. Trim
> To: Standard Cornish discussion list
> Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2008 1:58 AM
> Subject: Re: [Spellyans] au
>
> Yes, I have no problem with these <au>. However, we might still be  
> discussing the <i> and <y>.
>
> I prefer Austria to Awstria, and Australia to Awstralia.
> Ostria is OK too but not Ostralia. Not sure why though.
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Andrew J. Trim
>
>
>
> From: Eddie Climo
> Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 11:57 PM
> To: Standard Cornish discussion list
> Subject: Re: [Spellyans] au
>
> Looking at Nicholas's UCR Dictionary, we've got a few native Cornish  
> words:
> caugh, caughla, caughwas, faunsya, gaul, gaulak
>
> and numerous loans such as:
> auctour, auctoryta, an Bys Auncyent, traumatek, raunson, audio,  
> audyt, autystek, hydraulek
>
> and some foreign toponyms such as:
> Austria, Australia, Enesow Fauklond, Mauritania, Mauricius
>
> I see no need to change the spelling of any of these; they're fine  
> just as they are.
>
> Eddie Foirbeis Climo
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