[Spellyans] SWF questionable wordforms

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Wed Sep 10 15:44:03 IST 2008


Surely Kernowek (Cornowok 1572) is a development of *Kernowek by the  
rule stressed ew > ow in disyllables and polysyllables; cf. clowes,  
towlel, etc.
This development appears early in written Cornish, cf. Ihesus crist  
leun a bete a leueris zen dowzek PA 49a.

Nicholas


On 9 Sep 2008, at 09:46, Michael Everson wrote:

> and Breton Kerneveg, but a new formation based on Kernow + -ek. It  
> seems the consistent SWF spelling ought to be Kernowek with an  
> earlier pronunciation [kEr”nOUwEk] and a later [k at r”nu:@k]

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