[Spellyans] <y>, <i>, etc

Jon Mills j.mills at email.com
Fri Jul 25 09:42:51 IST 2008

Like Andrew, I too consider YN (preposition) and YN (adverbial particle)
to be the same lexeme. For me 'yn whir' and 'yn ta' are simply
prepositional phrases that function as adverbials. English also has
prepositional phrases that function as adverbials; e.g., 'on time'.Jon

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: "A. J. Trim"
  To: "Standard Cornish discussion list"
  Subject: [Spellyans] , , etc
  Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 01:18:28 +0100


I am not convinced that yn “in” is really any different from yn adverbial
particle. I think they are the same word, so they should be spelt the
same way. The adverbial use is some kind of an idiom using “in”. This
mutates adjectives but not nouns, so yn gwir “in truth” is not mutated
but yn ta “well” is.


Andrew J. Trim

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