[Spellyans] -ious

A. J. Trim ajtrim at msn.com
Sun Oct 10 09:57:14 IST 2010


Yes, whatever spelling is chosen, it should be the same for all of them.
Should ungrassyùs be ùngrassyùs?


Regards,

Andrew J. Trim




From: nicholas williams 
Sent: Saturday, October 09, 2010 8:30 PM
To: Standard Cornish discussion list 
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] -ious


There's also the comparative the belha ha the weusa 'further and more wanderingly' TH 17a. This is from gwyus in UC, our gwius. 


On 2010 Hed 9, at 20:19, Michael Everson wrote:


  I was talking to Nicholas about "gloryes" 'glorious' and he gave me the following similar examples:

  gracius, gracyus, grassijs, grassyes, grassyeys, grassies

  ongrassijs, ongrassyeys, ongrassyes, ongrassijs, ongrassyas, vngrasshes

  precius, precyous, precyus, presivs, presius, presyus

  contraryus

  Nance has:

  contraryus
  delycyous
  dyscrassyes
  envȳes
  grassyes
  *melodyes
  precyous
  spȳtys (< ME spytus)
  ungrassyes
  vyctōryes

  All of these (except spȳtys) have the same origin, ME -ious < Lat -iosus

  Ought we not write, regularly, the following?

  contraryùs
  delycyùs
  dyscrassyùs
  enviùs
  grassyùs
  *melodyùs
  precyùs
  spîtùs (?)
  ungrassyùs
  vyctoryùs

  It does not seem to make sense to have -yus and -yous and -yes since the etymology and pronunciation is the same.

  Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/


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