[Spellyans] "Public house"

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 12:44:44 IST 2011


I don't think it's hiatus, Dan. The proto-form is something like *dhei-ati-s < dhei 'suck'.  The ei would give wy/yw and this is the source of w. In Welsh diod, Breton died the -w- is lost, in Cornish apparently not.

On 2011 Est 4, at 11:46, Daniel Prohaska wrote:

> My take is that this particular word developed irregularly and inserted /w/ in the hiatus and then followed the same development as SWF diwedh. Does anybody have a better explanation?

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