[Spellyans] Is there a future for the SWF?

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Tue May 15 13:02:46 IST 2012


CARGLOTH:  Carglodan 1375;  Cargluthan 1432;  Carglothe 1590;   
Carglith 1748.  ker + cledh (dim. form).

BOLSTER BANK: Cleuth 1602;  Cleath, Clay 1733;  Kleth 1740;  Cleath,  
Kleth 1778.

(MENGLETH, "quarry")
PIT'S MINGLE:  (no available historic forms)
Maengluthion 1320 (Roche - lost place-name)
Pengluthio 1575 (Ladock - lost place-name.  Questionable if this is a  
pl. form of *mengleth)

(MONGLETH, "open-cast mine")
MONGLEATH:  Mungluth 1308, 1350, 1530;  Mongluthe 1313;  Mungleath,  
Mungloeth 1316;  Moungleth 1460;  Monglyth 1480;  Monglegh 1499;   
Munglyth 1523;  Mongler 1590;  Mungleth 1623;  Monglar 1766;  Munglar  
1804.
TRUNGLE:  Trevonglet 1283;  Trevongluth 1302;  Trevengloth 1313;   
Trevingluth 1317;  Trevungleith 1322;  Trewonglyth 1395;  Trewoyngluth  
1428;  Trevonglyth 1429, 1668;  Trevounglethe 1561;  Trevongleth,  
Treungle 1600, 1668;  Treungle 1634 (+ tre-)
(NB. Late dropping of -th in both names)

Craig






On 15 Me 2012, at 11:22, Jon Mills wrote:

> How can one be sure that the element -gloth in Cargloth is the  
> lexeme CLEDH?
> Jon
>
>
>> Dan writes,
>> Here are the attestations:
>> cleath (CW), klêdh (Lh), cledh (Pr); (pl.) kledhioụ (Lh),  
>> cledhiou (Pr);
>>
>> While there is no *cluth, *cloth, *clueth or *clevth which would  
>> point towards a front rounded vowel, the attestations clearly go  
>> back to the full grade */klœð/ root (B kleuz, W clawdd) as there  
>> is no reason for a i-mutated /klað/.
>>
>> There is also the place name Cargloth where the second element does  
>> show a rounded vowel. Since all the textual attestations here are  
>> rather late it is not surprising that they would show */œ/ in its  
>> unrounded reflex. But since there's also the place name and I  
>> should agree with Craig that (critically examined) place names are  
>> highly relevant to the reconstruction of Cornish forms, we do have  
>> grounds to reconstruct */klœð/, hence SWFt ‹cleudh›. I should  
>> say ‹cleudh› is correct.
>>
>>
>>>
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