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

Koumanonff koumanonff at orange.fr
Thu Jul 24 14:54:25 IST 2008


In Breton we have :
nevez > neveziñ
mallozh ['malOs] or ['mal at s] > mallozhiñ [ma'lO:zi~]
bennozh ['bEnOs] or ['bEn at s] > bennigañ, bennizhien

Stefan





> Message du 24/07/08 12:03
> De : "Michael Everson" 
> A : "Standard Cornish discussion list" 
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> Objet : Re: [Spellyans] redistribution of and 
> 
> 
> At 10:39 +0100 2008-07-24, nicholas williams wrote:
> 
> >If I understand him, Lhuyd seems to be saying that the historic -ys 
> >is either [Ez], [Iz] or [aZ]
> >and it does not seem possible to see why one is used rather than one 
> >of the others.
> >Since the -ek ending in Late Cornish is either -ak or -ok, it would 
> >seem that reduced -ek can
> >acquire u-colouring. 
> 
> We find the same thing in English dialect. "Wicket" in New Zealand is 
> pronounced as though it were what we would write "weckut".
> 
> >There are problems with you suggested spellings. The form 
> >is attested seven times. The plural
> >of bedneth, baneth is and of molleth . Are 
> >you therefore
> >suggesting that we write *, * and *?
> 
> Here would fall *tavos/tavosow. But for this word I don't see a 
> strong case for the retention of -es (etymologically expected or 
> not). Perhaps the final -th "protects" the -e- in noweth, bedneth, 
> molleth?
> -- 
> Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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