[Spellyans] <gwredhen> or <gwreydhen> "root"?

Owen Cook owen.e.cook at gmail.com
Sun Jan 18 19:49:41 GMT 2009


Right, which is why Dan wonders whether gwrÿdh might not also have
been a back-formation. A bit slow, but I'm getting there!

Would treylya/trelya (how does the SWF/KS have it?) be able to cast
any light on this word -- the phonetic environment is somewhat
similar.

~~Owen

2009/1/16 Nicholas Williams <njawilliams at gmail.com>:
> When y in a suffix follows y in a diphthong in the preceding syllable
> it is not uncommon for the diphthong to be simplified.
> Examples include voydya > vodya, joynya > jonya, junya and defoylya > defolya.
> I think gwreydhyow, gwredhya may be another example.
>
> Nicholas




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