[Spellyans] degol

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Mon Nov 15 08:49:44 GMT 2010


I've always used: degol.  Of course, when associated with a qualifier,  
degol can just become a prefix, Gol- (Golperan, Golowan, etc., and  
there's also the place name containing the word: Golant [gol + nans].

Craig


On 15 Du 2010, at 02:13, Owen Cook wrote:

> And how interesting that BM has <u>... One might almost suggest
> ‘deugol’, to reflect the Middle and Late attestations.
> ~~Owen
>
> On 14 November 2010 10:47, Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com>  
> wrote:
>> On 14 Nov 2010, at 16:32, nicholas williams wrote:
>>
>>> The attested forms of the word degol 'festival, saint's day' are:
>>>
>>> dugol myhal 'Michaelmas' BM 2077
>>> dugol myhall 'Michaelmas' BM 2201
>>> Degl Stûl 'Epiphany'  AB: 57a
>>> Dedh goil and Degl 'holydays' AB: 59b.
>>>
>>> Why then does the SWF write dy'gol and why is there an apostrophe?
>>
>> Clearly because of the "re-engineering" of Cornish which was done  
>> in the 1980s. "dy'" here represents "dydh".
>>
>> Since in the SWF one is free to use hyphens and apostrophes as one  
>> wishes, one might write dygol or dy gol.
>>
>> I prefer degol.
>>
>> Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
>>
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