[Spellyans] fleece

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Thu Nov 26 10:30:37 GMT 2009


The Cornish word for "colour" is liu in OCV, where it occurs more than  
once. The Breton and Welsh congeners are liv and lliw respectively.
How has it developed as lew in CW and lêu in Late Cornish?

And what justification is there for <piw>, <liw>, and <diw> in SWF?

Nicholas

On 26 Du 2009, at 10:03, Michael Everson wrote:

> On 26 Nov 2009, at 08:54, j.mills at email.com wrote:
>
>> Lhuyd (1707: 48b) gives "lêụ" for 'colour'. I think we should  
>> write this word 'lew'.
>> Jon
>
> You're suggesting it's a bÿs/bës word, then?
>
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