[Spellyans] SWF questionable wordforms

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Wed Sep 17 17:59:29 IST 2008


Cornish, unlike Breton, does not appear to have had any nasalised  
vowels.
Nicholas

On 17 Sep 2008, at 17:32, <ajtrim at msn.com> <ajtrim at msn.com> wrote:

> Maybe, the /@s/ ~ /@ns/ alternation was not spontaneous. Could this  
> indicate that the final unstressed vowel was nasalised in these words?
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Andrew J. Trim
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> From: Daniel Prohaska
> Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 1:46 PM
> To: 'Standard Cornish discussion list'
> Subject: Re: [Spellyans] SWF questionable wordforms
>
> Maybe. Quite possible. Maybe these are just spontaneous alternations  
> of noun suffixes that for the native speakers of the time would have  
> been /@s/ or /@ns/.
> Dan
>
> From: nicholas williams
> Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 12:47 PM
>
> Notice also mar myn ov descans servya BM 524.
>
> I wonder whether dyscas, descas is not simply a variant of descans;  
> cf. mernes for mernans 'death', and bewnes, bewnas, bownas, bounas  
> for bewnans 'life'.
>
> Nicholas
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>
> On 17 Sep 2008, at 10:27, Jon Mills wrote:
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> In the case of 'dyskas', we have no plural attested.
> Pascon agan Arluth: dyskas
> Ordinalia: deskes; dyskes; thescas; thyskes; tyskes
> However, one might posit a plural, '*descosow'.
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