[Spellyans] fleece

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Thu Nov 26 13:01:29 GMT 2009

Byf, vyf are attested for the present subjunctive. Neither *beyf, nor  
*bef occurs for this form, as far as I can see. It is not a bys/bes  
word, I think.
Bef, vef is the first singular of the preterite: our beuv, beuma.

On 26 Du 2009, at 12:35, Michael Everson wrote:

> These forms need looking into; Jenner gives "bev (older byf, beyf)"  
> so there is a possibility that this one *is* a classical bes/bys/ 
> beys word.

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