[Spellyans] amphibious

njawilliams njawilliams at gmail.com
Thu Oct 4 10:09:43 IST 2012


Dewelvennek means 'of two elements' i.e. air and water, so amphibious. Elven is attested in C. dialect meaning 'porphyritic rock'. The word is ultimately from Latin elementum. I used it in its original sense. 

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On 2012 Hed 4, at 09:39, "Herbie Blackburn" <kevin.blackburn1 at ntlworld.com> wrote:

> I have a note suggesting ‘dewelvennek / dewelvennow’ – not sure where from – Nicholas Williams has ‘dewelvennek’ for Amphibian too.
>  
> Regards
>  
> Herbie
>  
> Jon wrote:
> 
> > Can anyone suggest the best way to translate the word "amphibious"
> > Ol an gwella,
> > Jon
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