[Spellyans] 'who' in Cornish

Jon Mills j.mills at email.com
Mon Jul 18 12:36:01 IST 2011


Why does Bret.  /piv/ have a final <v>?
 Ol an gwella,
 Jon

----- Original Message -----
From: nicholas williams
Sent: 07/18/11 10:15 AM
To: Standard Cornish discussion list
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] 'who' in Cornish

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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 University of Kent
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