ray at spyrys.org
Tue Feb 9 11:50:46 GMT 2010
Nance identifies two distinct words one with a short vowel the other
with a long. So, according to Nance, we would have 'qwyt' meaning
without hinderance, and 'qwit' meaning completely.
Nicholas quite rightly identifies the example below as falling into
the second category.
On 9 Whe 2010, at 09:42, nicholas williams wrote:
> 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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