[Spellyans] degol

Daniel Prohaska daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Mon Nov 15 10:25:38 GMT 2010


As mentioned before <u> can represent [ɪʊ] in MC and dyw may be an old accusative (?) of dydh ~ dedh. I would say the LC form is either a reanalysis of dyw > dedh with dh dropped, or a contraction of dyw and gool. I’d be happy to write degol, which is permitted by the SWF Glossary.

Dan

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Owen Cook
Sent: Monday, November 15, 2010 3:14 AM



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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