[Spellyans] Etymological vowels in final unstressed syllables

Nicholas Williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Fri Aug 10 17:39:00 IST 2012


The only attested forms in native Cornish  are pyv, pyw, pew, and pu [PA and William Rowe]. 
Why should we use a form (piw) that isn't attested?
The only reason is that it's in KK where it's a Cornicisation of Breton piv.
That is quite simply not good enough. Cornish is not Breton.

Nicholas

On 10 Aug 2012, at 17:28, Michael Everson wrote:

>> As for SWF ‹piw› 'who' or KS ‹pyw›… they essentially mean the same. It's just a convention whether you choose to spell them with ‹iw› or ‹yw›.
> 
> The former is not attested in the traditional corpus. 

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