[Spellyans] the suffix -yeth or -ieth?

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Wed May 2 20:58:26 IST 2012


On 2 May 2012, at 20:38, Daniel Prohaska wrote:

> I've just got word from a Welsh speaker I'm in contact with that the ‹i› cognate suffix -iaeth is sometimes pronounced [j] and sometimes [i], bt it does not attract main stress which is placed on the syllable before the suffix. Here Breton and Welsh appear to differ. What to assume for Cornish? As I said the examples from the texts seem to point towards syllabic /i/ but I cannot say whether it is stressed or not.

The short answer is that our texts have -yeth and -ieth. Alys is very early (the first text) and has both UCR influence and certainly features which had not yet been worked out. 

Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/





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