[Spellyans] cùntell, cuntelles
njawilliams at gmail.com
Tue Feb 3 22:30:28 GMT 2009
I notice that the phonetic representation in George's Gerlyvrik of
<kuntell> 'gather, pick'
and <kuntelles> 'gathering, meeting' both have [y] in the first
I wonder whether the fronted <u> [y] is really correct.
In the later texts words containing the root cuntell- are not
infrequently spelt with <o>
rather than <u>:
contulva an bobill TH 31
warbarthe contylles CW 2322
contellyes worbar John Keigwin
Contellyah worbarh an dowre John Keigwin
pereeg E contell Rowe
bos kontles var bar John Boson.
Moreover in his excellent Gerlevran Neil gives
If he had thought the vowel were a fronted [y] in Middle Cornish, he
have written the LC forms as *<kintel> and *<kintelianz>.
KS spells these two words cùntell and cùntelles, i.e. with an
In his Gerlyver of the SWF Dan follows George and writes <kuntell> with
a fronted [y] and <kuntellyans> with a short open [I].
Perhaps both should be emended to an unrounded [u].
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