[Spellyans] "every day"

Ray Chubb ray at spyrys.org
Fri Mar 6 16:06:13 GMT 2009


You will be pleased to know that, as far as I am aware, no one  
actually uses 'pupteth'.  It is always 'pup deth' or 'pup dydh'.


On 6 Mer 2009, at 12:34, nicholas williams wrote:

> Nance (1938) gives pupteth 'every day' and pupteth has always been  
> the UC spelling of this phrase.
> It is questionable, however, how far pupteth was ever really  
> justified.
>
> As far as I can see <pup tyth> is attested once in the texts (OM  
> 831). I can find no example
> of *<pup teth>.
>
> The more expected form with initial <d> after pup/pub is better  
> attested:
>
> pup deth x 2 BM; x 1 SA
> pub deth x 1 BM
> pub dith x 3 TH
> pob deth x 1 John Davies
> peb Dydh x 1 John Boson
> pub dyth x 1 John Keigwin
> pob Dêth x 1 Wm Gwavas
> peb dyth x 1 Pryce.
>
> I recommend replacing *<pùptëdh> or *<pùptÿdh> in KS, if that is  
> what we are using, with <pùb dëdh> or <pùb dÿdh>.
>
> In Later Cornish the expression kinefar journa (KS kenyver jorna) is  
> found in the Gwavas MSS.
>
> Nicholas
>
>
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Ray Chubb

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