[Spellyans] "Public house"

Daniel Prohaska daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Thu Aug 4 13:52:58 IST 2011

How is the OC <diot> to be explained? It seems that MC <dewas> cannot be its reflex, but a separate development.

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On 04.08.2011, at 13:44, nicholas williams <njawilliams at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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