[Spellyans] fleece

j.mills at email.com j.mills at email.com
Fri Nov 27 08:43:51 GMT 2009


Sorry! Lhuyd (1707: 48b) gives "lêụ" for 'rudder'. I withdraw my earlier remark.
Jon


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Dr. Jon Mills, 
School of European Culture and Languages, 
University of Kent



-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel Prohaska <daniel at ryan-prohaska.com>
To: 'Standard Cornish discussion list' <spellyans at kernowek.net>
Sent: Thu, Nov 26, 2009 5:30 pm
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] fleece



Jon, 
I can only find <liụ> in Lhuyd for colour. The only spelling I have with <ew> is in CW. There are spellings from OC with <iu>, MC with <yw>, <yv> which are much more frequent. Why base the spelling of this word on a single attestation of <ew> rather than a more richly attested digraph <iu> ~ <yw>?
Dan
 


From: j.mills at email.com
Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2009 9:55 AM

“Lhuyd (1707: 48b) gives "lêụ" for 'colour'. I think we should write this word 'lew'.

Jon”


 



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