[Spellyans] 'flood'

Hewitt, Stephen s.hewitt at unesco.org
Wed Mar 11 13:23:52 GMT 2009


Welsh "llif", pl. "llifogydd"
Breton "liñv(adenn)"

These two would imply Old Welsh, Old Breton "lim".

Steve

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I agree. KS should write 'lyv'.
Jon

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michael Everson" <everson at evertype.com>
> To: "Standard Cornish discussion list" <spellyans at kernowek.net>
> Subject: Re: [Spellyans] 'flood'
> Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 13:17:33 +0000
> 
> 
> On 11 Mar 2009, at 13:09, Jon Mills wrote:
> 
> > Middle Cornish <w> sometimes represents [v]. Given that we have  
> > attestations with final <-f>, I think we can assume that this 
> > word  ends in [-v]. Incidentally, Lhuyd (1707: 54c) writes "Lyv". 
> > The  pronunciation is [lɪv].
> 
> I'd tend to prefer "lyv" to "liv" or "lyw" for this ord.
> 
> Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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School of European Culture and Languages,
University of Kent


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