[Spellyans] Chy, pl. treven

Eddie Climo eddie_climo at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Jan 1 10:16:48 GMT 2009


Interestingly, we find the following entry in a well-known UCR  
dictionary:
> house. chy, -ow & treven [NOTE: treven is the preferred pl.]

Kennedy's RLC Mamgerlevren gives:
> house. choy, pl. treven
.... with which Gendall agrees in his A Practical Cornish Dictionary.

As we've already seen quoted, both Nance and George list treven as a  
plural of chy.

I suggest that, since the dictionaries for every version of Revived  
Cornish are unanimous, it's far too late to try and change this word  
to any possible prior, historical sense it might once have had.

Eddie
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