[Spellyans] spring

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Mon Nov 15 10:35:52 GMT 2010


On 15 Nov 2010, at 09:29, Daniel Prohaska wrote:

> There is some justification in gwenton, in the place names that Craig mentioned, but also in ‘aging’ the OC form guaintoin which Lhuyd’s form and the forms Pryce cites are ultimately taken from. OC ai > MC e is a regular well documented change. Having said that I would have preferred gwaynten ‘spring’ but I can live with gwenton.

Can you? But people say [ˈɡwaɪntən]. not [ˈɡwɛntən]. 

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