[Spellyans] secùnd

Jon Mills j.mills at email.com
Fri Mar 27 14:14:26 GMT 2009


Interestingly, the earlier attestations of secùnd write the final syllable with <u>, following the Latin 'secundus'. The later attestations write the final syllable with <o> following French/English practice.
Ordinalia: secund 
Ton, Rad. (1504): secund
Tregear: secund; second 
Jordan (1611): second

Incidentally, Nicholas, my earlier post did include the citation of 'nessa' in the Duchess of Cornwall's Progress.

Ol an gwella
Jon

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Dr. Jon Mills,
School of European Culture and Languages,
University of Kent


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