[Spellyans] fleece, flood, nut, get
everson at evertype.com
Wed Nov 25 16:40:34 GMT 2009
On 25 Nov 2009, at 16:11, j.mills at email.com wrote:
> Lhuyd (1707: 170c) gives the form "knêu" for English 'fleece'.
> George (GKK) gives this word as "knyv". Should we write this word
> with final <-w> or <-v>?
These words are a bit difficult. It appears we ought to have:
knÿw/knëw 'fleece', knÿvya/knëvya 'shear'
lÿw/lëw 'flood' pl lÿvyow/lëvyow
knofen, know 'nut'
cav 'gets', cafos/cawas vn.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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