[Spellyans] RLC <h> for <gh>

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 17:55:39 IST 2008


I am not sure eyth is metathesis. Initial ye- is often reduced to e-  
in ezow 'Jew', ehaz 'health', for example.
I take eyth to be for [e:T] where ey = e: and initial [j] is lost.
Incidentally the shift /je > e/ in initial position shows that  
Caradar's Yesu (adopted by KK in their NT)
cannot be right. If it had been correct the name Yesu would sometimes  
appear as *Esu which it never does.

The name Jesu in MC is like Maria, Jacob, Jerusalem, Jowan and  
Loundres and is borrowed from MFrench via Breton.

Nicholas
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