[Spellyans] "For ever" in Cornish
njawilliams at gmail.com
Sat Oct 4 13:56:04 IST 2008
In Unified Cornish the recommended spelling is bys vyken 'for ever'.
As far as I can see <bys vyken> is nowhere attested. Neither is <bys
bys vycken is attested x 3, bys vyckan x 1.
The commonest spelling is bys vickan which occurs x 5.
Curiously bys vycken in any spelling is less common than bys vynary.
This is attested as bys vynary x 4, bys venary x 8, bys venarye x 2,
bys venari x 2.
By far the commonest way of saying 'for ever' is
rag nefra x 3, rag neffra x 16, rag nevera x 2, rag nevra x 1, rag
neverah x 1.
Bys vynytha seems to occur twice. Trank hep worfen/gorfen is also
Kernow Bys Vyken should perhaps be Kernow Bys Vycken, Kernow Bys
Vynary/Venary or possibly
Kernow Rag Nefra.
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