[Spellyans] y-umlaut in 'Beunans Meriasek' ?
ajtrim at msn.com
ajtrim at msn.com
Sun Nov 23 12:59:57 GMT 2008
How do we account for this variation in the spelling of <-ys> if the sound of the vowel was simply that of a short <y>?
Why would we have the spellings <yy> / <ye> / <ij> that suggest a long vowel if it were short?
So far we have three theories:
1) Some words had [j] before the ending and some didn't and the difference was blurred or ignored in rhyme.
2) They all had [j], sometimes spelt but often not spelt.
3) They are all long], sometimes spelt but often not spelt.
Andrew J. Trim
From: Ray Chubb
Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2008 8:53 AM
To: Standard Cornish discussion list
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] y-umlaut in 'Beunans Meriasek' ?
Oh well never mind. At least this gives us more scope when writing verse.
On 22 Du 2008, at 20:32, nicholas williams wrote:
I think that <ijs>, <ys>, <is> and <yes> as the suffix of the verbal adjective are interchangeable:
bethens formyys orth ov brys OM 8
na bythqueth pan vef formys OM 616
a ve gans an tas formyes CW 2090
ef a vyth treylyes serten OM 2085
an substans a bara treylys TH 58
Gans ioul kyn fy temptijs PA 22a
gans drok tra na ven temptys RD 2423
ham gallus y vos grontijs PA 113d
bos granntyes thy'nny cummyes OM 412
bos grontys thy'm gallos bras PC 2182
marsues grannt thy'so grantyys PC 3142
may zo squardijs a dro ol PA 133c
oll warbarth may zens squardis PA 181d
ellas bones the treys squerdys PC 3172
a vo squerdis gans mylgy BM 1281
ke ha dus pan vy plesyes BM 139
Ny yv plesijs hag a vyn BM 314
mar della mar thewgh plesys CW 1782
del vynny bos rewardyys OM 2201
ha rewardys ty a vyth PC 1644
te a vythe rewardyes CW 733.
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