[Spellyans] fleece

Daniel Prohaska daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Thu Nov 26 17:30:44 GMT 2009


I should disagree with this assessment. I think “colour” had the diphthong /iu/ throughout and the spelling in CW <lew> is for /iu/, as it is also in other cases, e.g. <pew> “who”, <dew> “God”, also words with diphthongised /y/ > /iu/ such as <tew> “side” (cf. Lhluyd <diụ> “black”); 

Dan

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Everson
Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2009 11:03 AM

"You're suggesting it's a bÿs/bës word, then?"

 

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

 

 

 

 

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