[Spellyans] i and y

Koumanonff koumanonff at orange.fr
Mon Jun 30 18:38:49 BST 2008

Skrivet eo bet gant nicholas williams:
> Gonis has <i> in the SWF because of gonis in KK. KK has gonis because  
> of gounid in Breton.
> The unstressed vowel should be <y>, since it frequently appears as  
> <e>, e.g. gones CW 1080, gonethys 'worked' BM 4392 and cf. gonesugy  
> 'workers' x 3.
In Breton, the verbal noun is "gounit" but it's conjugated on the base 
of "gounez-"
> Palys 'palace' is attested x 3 in BM. Palas 'palace' occurs once in  
> BK. I should spell it palys, plural 'palycys; cf. palys, palysys Nance.
> Chalys is attested x 4 in SA as chalys. Nance gives chalys, chalysys.  
> I should write chalys, chalycys.
> Nance gives crocodŷl. If we adopt this in KS we should write crocodil,  
> crocodîlys. I wd be quite happy with cro˙codyl, crocody˙lys.
> SWF has krytyk but meppik because KK has. KK writes meppik, mestresik  
> because the diminutive ending in Breton is -ig, e.g. Soazig, tammig,  
> etc.
> This is no reason to interfere with Cornish. Little children is  
> flehysygow at OM 1868 and 'little horns' is gernygov at BM 3396. I  
> write meppyk and mestresyk.
> Incidentally SWF has glin 'knee' and dewlin, dowlin knees. I prefer  
> glin, dewlyn; cf. leuv, dewla where the unstressed form is reduced  
> (cf. W llaw but dwylo).
> Nicholas
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