[Spellyans] Dalleth

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Sun Jun 10 11:46:57 BST 2012

I took Ray's question to mean:  one L or two?


On 10 Efn 2012, at 11:34, Nicholas Williams wrote:

> The preterite 3sg of dallath is dalathas:
> Aban dallathas an bys, noble marrak, me a grys, ny ombrevys in dan  
> scoys BK 1631-33
> nangew ogas ha blethan aban dallathfas an lywe CW 2466-67 (where  
> dallathfas is a bad spelling for dallathas)
> The first person sg is dalethys:
> hethyw yw an whefes dyth aban dalletheys gonys OM 49-50.
> If I wrote dalethys for dalathas, it was a mistake.
> Apart from the vn dallath, dalleth, apparently the only other  
> attested forms are the verbal adjective dallethys which occurs three  
> times and the third singular imperative dallathans.
> Nicholas
> On 10 Jun 2012, at 09:59, Ray Chubb wrote:
>> I have noted two instances recently where the 3p preterite of  
>> 'dalleth' has been written 'dalethas' one in KS and one in SWF.   
>> This must be wrong because we now have an example in Bewnans Ke at  
>> line 1631 'aban dallathas an bys'.
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