[Spellyans] amphibious

Nicholas Williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Thu Oct 4 10:18:09 IST 2012


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'.

Nicholas


On 4 Oct 2012, at 09:39, Herbie Blackburn wrote:

> ‘dewelvennek’ for Amphibian too.

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