[Spellyans] SWF questionable wordforms

Ray Chubb ray at spyrys.org
Wed Sep 17 09:30:28 IST 2008


It has to be said.  The use of 'dewes' would fit logically with using  
"taves" not 'tavas'.

These words need to be looked together, and while we are at it; is  
there any evidence for 'dyskes' instead of 'dyscas'?

All these words make their plurals with 'os'.

On 17 Gwn 2008, at 08:44, Jon Mills wrote:

> Pascon agan Arluth: dewas, zewas
> Ordinalia: dewes; dywes
> Ton, Rad. (1504): dewes; deues; dewosou
> Boorde (1555): dewas
> We should write 'dewes'.
> Jon
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Andrew Climo"
> To: "'Standard Cornish discussion list'"
> Subject: Re: [Spellyans] SWF questionable wordforms
> Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 19:34:17 +0100
>
> ...
> --------------------------
> SWF: diwes (n.), drink
>
> We have discussed this word here before and I remain sceptical that  
> this is correctly reconstructed. If the Cornish word form were a  
> direct cognate to Welsh diod and Breton died, we would expect  
> Cornish *dies. This does not occur. We have deuaz (Lh), dewes (WB).  
> I should suggest, at least as a variant, SWF *dewes.
> [Andrew Climo] Completely agree - diwes seems to me incorrectly  
> constructed and (by analogy with god, two and black) I would have  
> expected this sound to have followed suit to the sound [u:], hence  
> the spelling dewes.
>
> [Andrew Climo] Also strongly support the dyski ~ deski and similar  
> variants ...
>
>
>
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Ray Chubb

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