[Spellyans] Plural of 'lo'

Herbie Blackburn kevin.blackburn1 at ntlworld.com
Wed Dec 16 15:54:29 GMT 2009


Jon wrote:

>George (2009) gives the plural of lo (spoon) as "loyow". The only attestation that I have so far come across for the plural is Lhuyd (1707: 48c) "leụ". Is the spelling "loyow" really justified?

>Jon

Only - Welsh : ‘llwy(-au)’. Breton ‘loa(-iou)’, don’t know about historical Cornish attestations, other than Lhuyd.

Herbie

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Dr. Jon Mills, 
School of European Culture and Languages, 
University of Kent

 

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