[Spellyans] worthy

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Fri Jul 15 14:09:44 IST 2011


Diminutive suffixes are -ik in SWF.

Craig


On 15 Gor 2011, at 13:49, Jon Mills wrote:

> If we consider the presence of final <-f> and <ff>, should the the  
> final phoneme not be a fricative, /v/ ?
> Ol an gwella,
> Jon
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>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: nicholas williams
>> Sent: 07/14/11 07:49 PM
>> To: Standard Cornish discussion list
>> Subject: [Spellyans] worthy
>>
>> The SWF for 'worthy' writes either gwiw or RLC gwew. In so doing it  
>> uses two spellings neither of which is attested, though guew of BK  
>> is close to gwew.
>>
>> In the texts this word is spelt:
>>
>> gwyw x 1; guyu x 1; gvyw x 4; guyv x 5; gyw x 3;
>> guew x 7 (all in BK); gweve x 1;  gweff x1; gwef x 1.
>>
>> Lhuyd has no form *guiu or *guiw.
>>
>> I cannot see what reason there is for spelling this word with <iw>  
>> in the SWF, apart
>> from gwiw in Common Cornish. This is based upon Welsh gwiw and  
>> Breton gwiv.
>> Everybody pronounces gwyw to rhyme with 'alive', which the SWF  
>> spells byw and bew.
>>
>> Would it not be sensible therefore to spell 'worthy' gwyw and gwew?
>>
>> Nicholas
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