[Spellyans] kemeres

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Fri May 11 22:38:16 IST 2012


As an addendum to the last post,  Porth is often found as Pord- in  
historic spellings, usually around the the 13th and 14th centuries,  
and the spelling Pordhenes (Porth Enys = Mousehole) is found in 1301.
But <porth> appears to be unquestioned.

Craig



On 11 Me 2012, at 22:17, A. J. Trim wrote:

> However:-
>
> This is different from the SWF <attes> "comfort" but <attesva>  
> "comfort station" / "lavatory".
> Why is this not <atesva>?
>
> We also have SWF <attamya> "to tackle", <abattiow> "abbeys",  
> <addyansow> "additions", <Bouddieth>*  "Buddhism", <apperya> "to  
> feature", and <robbyoryon> "robbers".
> Why do we have a double letter after an unstressed vowel in these  
> words?
>
> [ * Also, why not <Bouddiedh>* . Does this have something in common  
> with <nowyth>? As I understand it, the SWF rule is final <-dh> when  
> unstressed.]
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Andrew J. Trim
>
>
>
> From: Nicholas Williams
> Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2012 2:54 PM
> To: Standard Cornish discussion list
> Subject: Re: [Spellyans] kemeres
>
> No. The <mm> or <bm> is written only after a stressed vowel.
> After an unstressed vowel as in <kemeres> the consonant is written  
> singular.
> This is the same as dallath but dalethys, or tyller but tyleryow,  
> cannas/cadnas but canasow.
>
> Nicholas
>
>
> On 10 May 2012, at 14:47, Jon Mills wrote:
>
>> Should it not be written kemmeres / kebmeres ?
>
>
>
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