[Spellyans] glin

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Thu Apr 16 12:56:40 IST 2009


On 16 Apr 2009, at 12:45, nicholas williams wrote:

> The basic form is glin < Celtic *glûnes < earlier *gnûnes,  
> reduplication of the root seen in Latin genu 'knee', Gk gonu 'knee'.  
> With Cornish glin, cf. Welsh glin, Irish glúin 'knee'.
> Since the root is for the most part found unstressed in the dual  
> dewlyn, we sometimes wrongly assume that the basic form is *glyn,  
> not glin with a long vowel.
> That the vowel of the simplex is indeed long can be inferred from  
> the spelling <gleyn> in war ben gleyn PA 56b.

That would mean the spelling in KS should be glin, dewlin.

Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/





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