[Spellyans] yesterday's BIG surprise
ken at ferintosh.org
Fri Jun 8 12:20:08 BST 2012
Very helpful, Nicholas.
This was the sort of thing I was after.
- An ken Ken
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Sent: 07 June 2012 15:35
To: Standard Cornish discussion list
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] yesterday's BIG surprise
The following do occur:
gwyr re gewsys yredy 'you have spoken truly indeed' PA 106d
Gwyr a leverough, Ouwan 'You speak true, Ouwan' BK 1361.
Gwir a leverta/Gwir a leverowgh seem good modern equivalents.
The English borrowing forsoth is attested 12 times, but not in a reply
meaning 'yes indeed'.
On 7 Jun 2012, at 14:26, Ken MacKinnon wrote:
In a late medieval context people would have been more likely to have said
something like 'yea verily' or 'indeed forsooth'. I imagine that
equivalents of this type of rejoinder might have featured rather than the
more contemporary expression of 'hear, hear'.
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