[Spellyans] dreath treath

e-mail kevin.blackburn1 kevin.blackburn1 at ntlworld.com
Fri Jan 25 11:24:11 GMT 2013


Janice wrote:
*>dreath: *1* *[dr‡:†] *WG, ELMS,* *drêath EL, m.* *(drethaw) *Beach,
strand, sand, gravel, foreshore,
>warp;*d. lenki, *quicksand; *war an d., *on shore, ashore; *an dre’vôr, *the
seaside. See *drethan*

Isn't this just wrong - putting mutated forms in as if they are a standard
form? Where would it end, do we Vam for mother as well.....

On 25 January 2013 10:58, Janice Lobb <janicelobb at gmail.com> wrote:

> this is from his electronic (draft) dictionary - are there words in later
> Cornish that were permanently lenited for no apparent reason other than
> practice?
>
>
>
> *dreath: *1* *[dr‡:†] *WG, ELMS,* *drêath EL, m.* *(drethaw) *Beach,
> strand, sand, gravel, foreshore, warp; *d. lenki, *quicksand; *war an d.,
> *on shore, ashore; *an dre’vôr, *the seaside. See *drethan*
>
> *treath:* 1 [tr‡:th] *dreath, drêath x EL, treath PN, m.* *(trethaw)*Beach, strand, sand, foreshore, shore warp
> *TR*; *t. lenki, *quicksand
>
>
>
> On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 4:06 PM, e-mail kevin.blackburn1 <
> kevin.blackburn1 at ntlworld.com> wrote:
>
>> Craig wrote:
>> >I have no idea why he's done that.  Treth (treath) is the root, 1st
>> State noun, and dreth (dreath) the lenited 2nd State >form of it.
>>
>> Maybe he was following Rev Williams in his Lexicon Cornu-Britannicum, who
>> quotes mutated forms all the way through, though he does usually pick up on
>> them being a form 'used in construction', as he puts it?
>>
>>
>> On 24 January 2013 15:00, Craig Weatherhill <craig at agantavas.org> wrote:
>>
>>> I have no idea why he's done that.  Treth (treath) is the root, 1st
>>> State noun, and dreth (dreath) the lenited 2nd State form of it.
>>>
>>> Craig
>>>
>>>
>>> On 2013 Gen 24, at 14:21, Janice Lobb wrote:
>>>
>>> yes (not ferry)
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 11:28 PM, Craig Weatherhill <craig at agantavas.org
>>> > wrote:
>>>
>>>> Both meaning "sand, strand, beach"?
>>>>
>>>> Craig
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 2013 Gen 23, at 22:11, Janice Lobb wrote:
>>>>
>>>> > Dick has both dreath and treath as nouns.
>>>> > SWF has only treth as a noun, dreth appears as a mutated adjective.
>>>> > Comments please
>>>> > Jan
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