[Spellyans] The Cornish for 'fisherman'

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Mon May 18 18:55:05 IST 2009


On 18 May 2009, at 18:28, Daniel Prohaska wrote:

> I reckon he reconstructed it by way of analogy with UC dyscajor  
> which must be from Lhuyd’s deskadzher. I, too, can only find forms  
> of pyscador with <d> not with *j, *g or *dzh.

Jenner p. 77 gives "pescajor 'a fisherman', from 'pescas', plur. of  
pesk, fish." On the same page he gives:

revader or revajor 'a rower' from rev 'an oar'
gŏnnadoror gonajor 'a sower' from gŏnas 'to sow or plant'

Nance gives for these †revador, -jor and gonador.
Lhuyd has -dor only for these.

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