[Spellyans] SWF questionable wordforms

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Thu Sep 11 10:49:03 IST 2008


Though e in Kernow < *Kornowi would seem to be by i-affection:  
*Kornowi > *Kernewi > *Kernew > Kernow (where the unstressed rounded  
vowel arose after the shift of the accent to the penultimate.)

Nicholas

On 11 Sep 2008, at 10:36, Michael Everson wrote:

> On 11 Sep 2008, at 10:13, Jon Mills wrote:
>
>> There are some Late Cornish forms which begin 'Kern-': 'Kernowak',  
>> 'Kernooak', 'Kernowak'. However, in Late Cornish we also find  
>> 'Carnoack', 'Cornoack', 'Kornooack' and 'Curnooack'.
>
> Schwa schwa schwa schwa schwa. :-)
>
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