[Spellyans] 'who' in Cornish

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Mon Jul 18 10:15:17 IST 2011


I don't think so. Cornish pyw, W. pwy and Bret. piv are from IE *kwei, *kweis, cf. Irish cia 'who?' and Latin quis.

Nicholas

On 2011 Gor 18, at 10:06, Craig Weatherhill wrote:

> Is this word not a compound of pe/py + yw?  If so, then it must surely be pyw, as SWF writes yw, 'is', not iw.

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