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

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Fri Jul 25 09:56:41 IST 2008


Jon, *yn whir is unattested. The form is yn gwyr, in guir in the texts.

Nicholas
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On 25 Jul 2008, at 09:42, Jon Mills wrote:

> 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.
>
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Andrew J. Trim
>
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