[Spellyans] nut

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Thu Nov 26 18:05:56 GMT 2009


That's where it is according to Padel CPNE.
Craig


On 26 Du 2009, at 17:14, j.mills at email.com wrote:

> However, I am unable to find *cnowen, 'nut-tree' in Lhuyd, 51c.
> Jon
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> From: Craig Weatherhill <craig at agantavas.org>
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> But that Lhuyd example (and others, such as gwedhan knyfan (dot over  
> the y), and kynyphan frenk (dot over both y), 74a, include the  
> medial f that George ignores, preferring instead to go with W.  
> cneuog and Breton kraoneg (wavy wotsit over the n), instead of  
> attested Cornish. From Lhuyd's evidence, the Cornish word was  
> distinct from W and B.
>
> I think that KS and the SWF should reject *knowen, unless some real  
> evidence from a Cornish source turns up.
>
> Craig
>
> On 26 Du 2009, at 15:58, j.mills at email.com wrote:
>
> > Lhuyd (1707: 101c) gives "kynyfan" (i.e. KG's "knowen") as the >  
> Cornish for "a nut". Lhuyd (1707: 51c) gives "Guedhan knyfan" for >  
> "An hasle-tree".
> >
> > Jon
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Craig Weatherhill <weatherhill at freenet.co.uk>
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> > Sent: Thu, Nov 26, 2009 3:31 pm
> > Subject: Re: [Spellyans] nut
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > Craig
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