[Spellyans] Multiple adjectives after feminine nouns

Ray Chubb ray at spyrys.org
Tue Mar 17 19:19:08 GMT 2009


Nance says in the introduction to his 1938 dictionary that final s or  
th usually prevent mutation.  It seems that Smith was more proscriptive.

On 17 Mer 2009, at 10:56, nicholas williams wrote:

> In Cornish Simplified (2nd edition, page 18) Caradar (?sticking to  
> the texts) says that final s or th prevent mutation of c, d, p, t  
> following.
> This, however, is not true:
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> an examplys a dus tha TH 10
> an dus tha han dus innocent TH 25
> the corruptia tus tha TH 25a
> desyrrya why, tus tha oll, TH 35
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> kemerys in forth tha TH 24a.
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> Now Caradar wrote the first edition of CS before the discovery of
> the Tregear manuscript, but he had the Ordinalia; -th + mutation of  
> t is found there:
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> goth dek scon my a offryn OM 1195.
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> On 16 Mar 2009, at 18:36, Eddie Climo wrote:
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>> It is worth bearing in mind that, when Caradar wrote Kernewek  
>> Sempelhes, he was very careful to stick to the historical texts for  
>> all (or almost all?) of his specimen sentences.
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Ray Chubb

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