[Spellyans] *gwruthyl and Glossary

Ray Chubb ray at spyrys.org
Sun Jul 31 09:22:38 IST 2011

On 30 Gor 2011, at 15:38, nicholas williams wrote:

> Notice incidentally that the rounded glide after g in gruthyl  
> reappears when the initial is lenited.
> wruthyl is attested 18 times

The normal way of restoring lenited forms in 'gwra' is simply to  
replace the 'g'.  I hardly think that Nance can be accused of using an  
unattested form when he did this.

Much more important than the finer points of whether something was  
unattested or not is the fact that 'gwruthyl/gruthyl' has been used in  
the Glossary to mean create.  This is something I would never do in  
everyday speech, (I would use 'formya' or 'creatya'), so it begs the  
question which Cornish speakers are the compilers of the Glossary  
talking to?

Ray Chubb


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