[Spellyans] iw

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Fri Nov 19 22:38:47 GMT 2010


<iw> is not found in Cornish. It is therefore not justifiable at all.
One should write pyw 'who' and dyw 'two' (feminine); end of story.
<iw> is George's ideal based on Lhuyd, who actually wrote iu with a dot under the u.
<iw> has no place in any traditionally based orthography for Cornish.

Nicholas

On 2010 Du 19, at 21:29, Michael Everson wrote:

> The distinction between <iw> (which is unattested in Cornish and is justifiable only by Breton <iv>) and <yw> is a fiction.





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