[Spellyans] fleece

Daniel Prohaska daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Fri Nov 27 10:30:14 GMT 2009


No problem, Jon. Re Varia! Haven’t we all been there, seen it, done it?

Dan

 

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From: j.mills at email.com
Sent: Friday, November 27, 2009 9:44 AM

 

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

 

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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

 

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From:  <mailto:j.mills at email.com> 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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