[Spellyans] lyw & lew

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Fri Feb 11 14:11:37 GMT 2011


Given that Tregear writes lyf/lyw 'flood' as lew, I think your suggestion unlikely.
It is more proable that lew 'colour' and lyw are variants spellings, but are similar in pronunciation.
After all Tregear always writes ew 'is' whereas other texts have yw/yv.

Nicholas

On 2011 Whe 11, at 14:06, Dr Jon Mills wrote:

> I took it, therefore, that "lew" in Jordan (1611) was indicative of a sound change between Middle and Late Cornish.
> 

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