[Spellyans] dydh, dedh, deidh

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 11:05:41 IST 2008


dydh is common in Late Cornish. Neil writes dêdh and an jêdh. Tregear  
always writes dith but an jeth.
If we wrote dyth/dith/deth and an jeth/jyth, the word would be  
pronounced with a voiceless final segment (as was the case in UC).
The final <dh> is necessary.
deth also might meant 'thou comest' and 'came'. Some regularisation  
away from the traditional orthography is, alas, necessary.

Nicholas


On 25 Jun 2008, at 10:12, Jon Mills wrote:

> However, apart from the initial <d->, these options do not bear much  
> resemblance to any traditional forms.
> Jon





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