[Spellyans] "become" with nouns

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Fri Oct 31 10:57:28 GMT 2008

The question is what do the texts do?

Tregear is relevant here because he has much connected narrative.
Notice that he uses fatell with the first verb in the following  
passage and then allows the following verbs
to be in unreported speech:

y thew scriffys fatell rug agan Savyour, wosa y resurreccion, apperia  
in mor
in tyllar gylwys Tiberias the certan ay abosteleth, ha yn aga mysk yth  
esa Pedyr, ha ena eff a
gemeras kynsa bara ha puscas. haga ros ran the appostlis
"it is written that our Saviour, after his resurrection, appeared by  
the sea in a place called
Tiberian to certain of his apostles, and among them was Peter, and  
then he took bread
and fish, and gave part of them to the apostles' TH 42a

fatell wrug...apperia is reported speech but yth esa, eff a gemeras  
and a ros are not.

In this passage the reported speech is not actually reported:

sow du a wore peskytter may tepprow anythy why a vith kepar ha du  
hagys lagasow a vith clerys ha why a vith
kepar ha duow hag ara gotthfes an drog han da "but God knows as soon  
as you eat of it you will be like God and
your eyes will be made clear and you will be like gods and will know  
the evil and the good" TH 3a

I think we should imitate Tregear.


On 30 Oct 2008, at 20:06, <ajtrim at msn.com> <ajtrim at msn.com> wrote:

> Should this also apply to verbs in indirect statements,

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