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

Jon Mills j.mills at email.com
Mon Jul 28 10:35:49 IST 2008


I wonder if Jordan's (1611) "valy Ebron" is not simply a calque. The Vulgate (Genesis 37:14) writes "valle Hebron". The King James version (published 1611) writes "vale of Hebron". Tyndale (1537) wrote "the vale of Hebron". Wycliffe (1384) wrote "the valey of Ebron".
Jon

----- Original Message -----
  From: "nicholas williams"
  To: "Standard Cornish discussion list"
  Subject: Re: [Spellyans] , , etc
  Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2008 20:19:20 +0100

  Of course nans is part of the Cornish vocabulary, butthere is no
  evidence that the word was used in Middle or LateCornish when talking
  about a valley (outside the place-nameitself). If nans had been the
  ordinary word,Jordan would have written *nans Ebron not valy Ebron.I
  assume that the English borrowing valy had replaced nans in that
  context,exactly as cothman, fas, rom, swan, profet had by the 16th
  century replacedcar, enep, stevel, alargh and profus. Tota Cornicitas
  means that we can use the attested valy in preferenceto the
  unattested unbound morpheme nans.

  Nicholas


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Dr. Jon Mills,
School of European Culture and Languages,
University of Kent
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Dr. Jon Mills,
School of European Culture and Languages,
University of Kent


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