[Spellyans] The words for "last night" and "evening"

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Mon Aug 17 08:41:32 IST 2009


Etymology. The root *wesper >  *wisqwer > ugher (cf. W ucher).; cf.  
ughel < *uksello-
Words with -gh- are common in UC, e.g. fleghes, seghes, byghan,  
dyghow, because <-gh-> is attested in PA.
Nance adopted -gh- in preference to the commoner -h- and George  
imitated him without question.

Nicholas

On 17 Est 2009, at 08:22, Craig Weatherhill wrote:

> Beats me where George got -gh- from





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