everson at evertype.com
Fri Jan 15 11:22:18 GMT 2010
On 15 Jan 2010, at 10:32, j.mills at email.com wrote:
> Morton Nance (1938) gives the singulative "panesen" for 'parsnip'.
> The only attestation that I have found is Lhuyd (1707: 114a, 240c)
> who gives "panan". Lhuyd (1707: 14c, 33a, 114a, 243a) gives the
> plural as "panez". Are we justified in writing a singulative form
I think we are. This formation is productive; cf Welsh panasen, pannas.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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