[Spellyans] puns, pens

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Sat Jul 16 12:58:32 IST 2011


On 16 Jul 2011, at 12:19, nicholas williams wrote:

> In BK we find  try myl bowns i’n blethan (BK 2103). Is this the plural of pownd < NE pound?
>  Mil is normally followed by the singular and indeed we find Awos myl buns ny vynsen at BK 1211. Is bowns a spelling for *buns contaminated by English pound?

Perhaps a re-analysis via the contamination, powns, which would have a pl. pownsow?

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





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