j.mills at email.com
Thu Oct 4 16:35:12 BST 2012
Thank you, Nicholas and Herbie.
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From: Nicholas Williams
Sent: 10/04/12 10:18 AM
To: Standard Cornish discussion list
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] amphibious
The Cornish dialect word is elvan 'porphyritic rock', but Nance gives men elven for that and suggests that elven itself means 'spark, atom, element'.
I did not really invent dewelvennek (KS dywelvednek) because the Breton for 'amphibian' (substantive) is divelvennat.
This is similar to the Irish term débheathach 'creature of two lives > amphibian'.
On 4 Oct 2012, at 09:39, Herbie Blackburn wrote:
‘dewelvennek’ for Amphibian too.
Dr. Jon Mills,
University of Kent
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