[Spellyans] <y Y> + diacritical

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 14:29:51 IST 2008


Thank you for that.
He uses the spelling three times in a short text.

Nicholas

On 25 Jun 2008, at 13:15, Jon Mills wrote:

> To be precise, Jooan Chei a Horr (BM Add. MS 28,554: ff.128-9) is in  
> John Boson's hand. So John Boson's spelling.
> Jon
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "nicholas williams"
> To: "Standard Cornish discussion list"
> Subject: Re: [Spellyans] + diacritical
> Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 12:57:07 +0100
>
> I am sorry you don't like <chei>. Nicholas Boson didn't mind it:
>
> Dean ha Bennen en Tellar creiez chei an Horr
> ha uor an diuath ea reeg thoas da chei Teeack
> Komeer weeth na Raw’y Ostia en chei lebma vo dean koath Demithez da  
> Bennen Younk.
>
> Ironically enough <kei> 'dog' is attested but SWF (< KK) ki is not.  
> In MC the word is spelt ky.
> Similarly chy is common and is attested over 60 times. SWF chi (<  
> KK) occurs once:
>
> citesens gans an an syns, ha ran an chi a thu, ha buldyys owgh war  
> an fondacion an abosteleth, han prophettys TH 33.
>
> Nicholas
>
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