[Spellyans] in our, in your, in their

Daniel Prohaska daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Thu Oct 4 12:31:50 IST 2012


Th ero ve ow leverel ‹et aga›…
Dan


On Oct 4, 2012, at 12:40 PM, Michael Everson wrote:

> 
> On 4 Oct 2012, at 11:30, Ray Chubb wrote:
> 
>> Would speakers really take the trouble to use these extended forms in rapid speech?
> 
> If they are well-attested in the corpus one may assume that speakers of Cornish used them. The question is, is there warrant for the abbreviated forms?
> 
> On 4 Hed 2012, at 10:25, Nicholas Williams wrote:
> 
>> We all learnt from Nance that 'in our, in your, in their'  in Cornish are
>> 
>> y'gan
>> y'gas
>> y'ga.
>> 
>> The curious thing is this. Y'gan, i'gan does not seem to be attested. In agan on the other hand is attested 30 times. And yn agan occurs twice.
>> I am unable to find any example at all of y'gas, i'gas but yn agas x 5, in agys x 5, yn ages x 2.
>> Y'ga is found once as yge at RD 886. Yn aga, in aga on the other hand occur x 24.
> 
> Is the RD form short for the purposes of metre?
> 
> Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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