njawilliams at gmail.com
Tue May 14 15:03:28 IST 2013
We all know the etymology, Dan. My point is that the phonetic environment appears to have cause the word to develop in a slightly anomalous fashion.
Tavas, tavosow are the forms in the texts. They should be the forms in the SWF. Etymology per se is no counter argument.
On 14 May 2013, at 14:57, Daniel Prohaska wrote:
> I sympathise with those who wish to keep the spelling ‹tavas› from Unified Cornish. But I would rather redirect the energy and impetus of SWF-reviewing to more pressing issues. There is nothing "wrong" with the spelling ‹taves› "except" that it is the form used in KK. It is attested as such in the texts as well as being the etymologically expected form.
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