[Spellyans] worthy

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Fri Jul 15 16:15:17 IST 2011


On 15 Jul 2011, at 15:05, Jon Mills wrote:

> That's a possibility, in which case we might have 3 legitimate spellings for this item in order to include <gwef>. Alternatively, the attested <u>s in this item might be reinterpreted as <v>s, pronounced [v]. And since <w>, <u> and <v> are in free variation in the Middle Cornish texts, the <w>s might also represent [v]. <gweff> is attested in Pascon aga Arluth (95), so there is no reason to think that this might be a late development.

The word for flood is similar. 

Compare "kniv" which in Norwegian is [kniːv] and in Danish is [kniːʊ]. 

Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/





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