[Spellyans] "become" with nouns

Tom Trethewey tom.trethewey at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Nov 2 13:59:47 GMT 2008


Impossible to tell without a time-machine. Is the <oy> in degoyth and wostoyth stressed or unstressed?

--- On Sun, 2/11/08, Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com> wrote:

From: Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com>
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] "become" with nouns
To: "Standard Cornish discussion list" <spellyans at kernowek.net>
Date: Sunday, 2 November, 2008, 1:53 PM

On 2 Nov 2008, at 13:45, Tom Trethewey wrote:

> Why spell degoth with <o>, when in the verse quoted it is spelled
with <oy> and rhymes with another word in <oy>?

The <oy> means [o:], does it not?

Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com


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