[Spellyans] secùnd

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Fri Mar 27 15:29:41 GMT 2009


Gav dhybm.

On 27 Mar 2009, at 14:14, Jon Mills wrote:

> 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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