[Spellyans] nut

Craig Weatherhill weatherhill at freenet.co.uk
Thu Nov 26 15:31:18 GMT 2009

I thought that 'knowen' was an invention by KG that has no precedent.   
However, it appears that *cnowen, 'nut-tree' occurs in Lhuyd, 51c.   
Note, however, that this is 'nut-tree', not 'nut'.  In which case  
*knowen, to translate as 'nut', would seem to be a KG invention and  
inadmissable as truly Cornish.


On 26 Du 2009, at 15:03, Daniel Prohaska wrote:

> “Fleece” is only ever attested with êu or ew; I would go for  
> knew and not allow **knyw.
> Dan
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nicholas williams
> Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 6:45 PM
> "In the KS document revision 15 it says that <yw> and <ew> appear to  
> be in free variation in the texts in words like gwew, pew, ew, and  
> gew 'woe'. We write these with <yw> , so knyw is
> correct in KS. Cf. Tregear's ew 'is' which we write <yw>.  The  
> diphthong is [Iu]."
> On 25 Du 2009, at 17:29, Michael Everson wrote:
> > There is such a difference in KS; yw is [iʊ] and ew is [eʊ]. So  
> how
> > do you pronounce 'fleece'?
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