[Spellyans] 'Valley' in Cornish
weatherhill at freenet.co.uk
Tue Jul 29 11:12:57 IST 2008
The double s of the plural is paralleled by the attested plural of stras
(strassow - see place name Penstrassoe, St Ewe).
nicholas williams wrote:
> Eddie was not hard at all. I should have noticed nanssow and didn't.
> Since the word was obsolete by Lhuyd's time, I shall continue to avoid
> it to mean 'valley'.
> On 29 Jul 2008, at 09:27, Jon Mills wrote:
>> think that you are being a bit hard on Nicholas, Eddie. It is very
>> easy to overlook an attestation and it is very difficult to be sure
>> that you have found all attestations of a given lexical item. There
>> is no shame in being corrected for an oversight. I, myself, have
>> been corrected several times on this list, for which I am grateful.
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