[Spellyans] degol

Owen Cook owen.e.cook at gmail.com
Mon Nov 15 02:13:36 GMT 2010


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.
>
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