[Spellyans] difasya

j.mills at email.com j.mills at email.com
Thu Oct 7 09:51:05 BST 2010

So the rule appears to be restricted to words of Old Norman French etymology, unless anyone can find any counter-examples. Perhaps we should spell such Old Norman French words with <cy>, pronounced [sj] ~ [ʃ], to distinguish them from words with [zy], written <sy>.
Ol an gwella,
Dr. Jon Mills, 
University of Kent

-----Original Message-----
From: nicholas williams <njawilliams at gmail.com>
To: Standard Cornish discussion list <spellyans at kernowek.net>
Sent: Thu, Oct 7, 2010 9:31 am
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] difasya

There is juncture in cos+yorgh as the word is a compound, so the rule does not apply.
Syans we spell sians, so the rule does not apply.
In browsyon, elsyon  the sound is [zj], so the rule does not apply.
If devesyow is the separative plural of davas 'sheep', spelt devysyow in UC, the s is voiced (as in browsyon and elsyon)
but there is already a plural devejyow (Nance's devyjyow).


On 2010 Hed 7, at 09:18, j.mills at email.com wrote:

syans, browsyon, devesyow,elsyon and cosyorgh?


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