[Spellyans] days of the week

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Tue Feb 3 10:20:13 GMT 2009


Nor can I see any justification for <Meurth>, unless someone else can  
see one..

Craig

On 3 Whe 2009, at 09:10, nicholas williams wrote:

> I have recently collected the following examples of the adverbial  
> forms of the days of the week from the texts:
>
> SUNDAY
> Dewsull blegyow PA 27a; Dezil  AB: 54c; De Zil JBoson; Dezil Gwavas  
> MS ; da zeel JTonkin  [KS De Sul/De Zul]
>
> MONDAY
> De lîn  AB: 54c [KS De Lun]
>
> TUESDAY
> De [or Dedh] Merh AB: 28c; De merh: AB: 54c [KS De Merth]
>
> WEDNESDAY
> dumerher BM 2254; De marhar AB: 54c  [KS De Merher]
>
> THURSDAY
> deyow hablys PA 41c; duyow hamlos PC 654; deth yov BM 1472; deyow BM  
> 3159; deow habblys SA 66; De Ieu AB: 54c [KS De Yow]
>
> FRIDAY
> dugwener BM 120; Du guener BM 4316; du guener BM 4318, 4321, 4420;  
> De guenar AB: 54c  [KS De Gwener]
>
> SATURDAY
> De Zadarn AB: 54c [KS De Sadorn/De Zadorn].
>
> In the light of the above it seems odd that in Dan’s SWF dictionary  
> the first element in all
> is <dy’> rather than the attested <de> or <du, dew>.
> There is, as far as I can see, no warrant at all for a spelling with  
> <y>,
> nor is there any justification for the apostrophe.
> We must assume that the inauthentic spellings with <dy’> have been  
> taken holus bolus from the “etymological” spellings of KK.
> One can only hope that these items will be revised in the SWF after  
> five years.
>
> Nicholas
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