[Spellyans] roe deer

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Tue Mar 2 18:29:53 GMT 2010


The Cornish for this is 'yorgh' (as in Carnyorth).  Most dictionaries  
give the plural *yorghes (which I don't think is attested) but a  
single place-name - now horribly distorted to Lanjeth, gives a genuine  
alternative: yergh  (the name is nans + yergh).  This echoes the  
alternative plurals for 'horse: mergh and marghes.  A roe deer fawn is  
yorghell - from the place name Crawle < ker yorghell.  We should  
include these words.
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Craig Weatherhill





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