[Spellyans] tavas in early Middle Cornish

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Fri Jul 15 13:19:09 IST 2011


I am not sure I can agree with you about ik ~ ak. Look at the following:

mîz Du ken Nadelik Williams Gwavas
Ha Hâve en Guâve terebah Nedelack Ustick MSS
Nedelik Lhuyd AB: 17a
Nadelik, deu Nadelik Lhuyd AB: 97a.

Nadelik, Nedelik, Nedelack are the same word and are all from the same period.

Nicholas

On 2011 Gor 15, at 12:56, Jed Matthews wrote:

> Ah, I remember what my concern was. It was regarding the diminutive suffix -yk. Was the vowel in that suffix also reduced to schwa in LC? Because if it wasn't then flehyk would need to be flehik, to stop LC speakers doing the ol' lebmyn-schwa thing.
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