[Spellyans] Trailya

Ray Chubb ray at spyrys.org
Mon Dec 3 15:09:21 GMT 2012


On 3 Kev 2012, at 11:35, Michael Everson wrote:

> On 3 Dec 2012, at 10:43, Ray Chubb <ray at spyrys.org> wrote:
>
>> How does KS spell 'draylya' - to drag/trail behind?  I am finding  
>> that at first glance 'trailya' is leading me to think of that word.
>
> Does it rhyme with English "dry" or with English "dray"? If the  
> former, we would write ‹draylya›; if the latter, ‹drailya›.

I have always pronounced it to rhyme with "dray" which would mean that  
with the present participle both words in KS would look and sound the  
same, would they not?
>
> Both 'draylya' and 'trailya' derive from the same Middle English  
> word 'trailen, drailen'; the forms with t- are much more common in  
> Middle English. But it seems that the two split lexically in Cornish.
>
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