njawilliams at gmail.com
Tue Feb 9 09:42:55 GMT 2010
The only reason for thinking that quyt might have had a short vowel,
would be if the word were borrowed from English quit. This is not
Moreover quit rhymes with spyt 'spite' in BK:
Rag very spyt
dyswrys of quit BK 1016-17.
This is further evidence that the vowel was long.
On 9 Whe 2010, at 08:48, j.mills at email.com wrote:
> Cornish quit is borrowed from Old Norman French: quite, quitte;
> quit, quiet, quiete, which has a long vowel. Unless there is any
> good reason to suppose that the vowel became short after this word
> was borrowed, and I see no reason, then we should assume a long
> vowel and write this word qwit.
> Ol an gwella
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