[Spellyans] gostoyth, gosteyth, gostyth

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Sun Feb 22 15:08:18 GMT 2009

I am not sure.

The word is <gustyth> twice in OM (lines 137 and 295).
Tregear writes <gustith> at TH 12.
It looks as though the word is < * wo-eks-têg-to or similar; in which  
case the second
syllable would be -ey- in MC when stressed, i.e. gosteythter. On the  
other hand
the unstressed -ith/-yth of gustith/gustyth would lead me to allow  
gostyth as the basic form
Perhaps the simplest thing would be to write <gosteyth, gosteythter>.  
But gostyth cannot be considered wrong.

What do you think, Dan?


On 22 Feb 2009, at 12:36, Daniel Prohaska wrote:

> Nicholas, in the Bewnans Kespecific vocabulary section you give the  
> reconstruction *gosteyth and in your dictionary the adjective  
> gostyth and the noun gostythter with derived meanings. Should they  
> begosteyth and gosteythter in the SWF?

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