[Spellyans] tavas

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Tue May 14 21:38:37 IST 2013


On 14 May 2013, at 21:04, Daniel Prohaska <daniel at ryan-prohaska.com> wrote:

> I quite agree, Steve, 
> 
> I prefer attested spellings, but as ‹taves› IS attested I don't see a problem. 

It is attested. A lot of crap is attested. This one is poorly attested compared to the better spelling ‹tavas›, and its use of "e" has nothing to do with Brythonic reconstruction, either. It's one of the many ways of writing schwa. It's an accident, and using it to justify Ken George's penchant for etymologies is just plain silly.

Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/





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