[Spellyans] SWF (t) and Maga web site

Daniel Prohaska daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Thu Aug 16 15:05:19 IST 2012


The Old Cornish Vocabulary contans some Welsh elements, such as ‹caus›. the first variant ‹cos› he gives, most likely stands for /œː/ and is the Cornish form. 
Dan


On Aug 16, 2012, at 3:22 PM, Hedley Climo wrote:

> Nance 1938 gives the following for 'cheese':
> 
> kēs, cüs 		(UC)
> caus, cōs 	(Corn.Voc.)
> keas 		(Pryce)
> 
> On 2012 Est 16, at 13:58, Craig Weatherhill wrote:
> 
>> While mentioning <keus>, "cheese", why is <eu> necessary?   Granted that Breton has <keuz> and Welsh <caws> (apparently a very different vowel from Breton), but Cornish is neither of those.  Late Cornish has <keaz>, and place-names <kez> (with circumflex over E):  Carn Kez, Sennen.  This tells me that, in Cornish, the vowel is a long E, almost "kaiz" in pronunciation.
> 
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