[Spellyans] a vry

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Fri Nov 8 12:05:13 GMT 2013


A technical question.  In 2pl. verbal forms why is -ywgh employed for <dhywgh>, but -ewgh elsewhere?

Craig




On 2013 Du 8, at 11:07, Nicholas Williams wrote:

> Thank you for that answer, Michael. I just thought the details were a little too boring for this forum. 
> To believe that me a wrug and me wrug, for example, are different is to put too great a value to the reduced
> surface of written forms. 
> KS writes dhywgh why; which appears as early as PA (fourteenth century) as ze wy. There is no need to write dhe why, because it can be deduced from dhywgh why.
> Much of the debate between users of MC and LC is based on perceptions derived from the spelling.
> 
> The omission of ow is well attested in SA:
> 
> vgy setha in gwlas neff
> ema gwiell an keth Sacrament ma
> 
> but SA also writes o for ow before the vn.
> 
> There are differences between MC and LC but they are not in the orthography.
> The only distinctively LC forms I have been able to find so far are these:
> 
> wrugo why etc. for MC wrussowgh why etc.
> a wraz for a wrug (when gwil is a full verb rather than an auxiliary_
> na alja ev for na ylly ev
> gen for gans (where gen has been extracted from the inflected forms, e.g. genama, genowgh why).
> 
> As far as I can see there is no other Late Cornish form that is not already in MC.
> There may be others but I have been unable so far to identify them.
> 
> Nicholas
> 
> 
> 
> On 8 Nov 2013, at 01:32, Michael Everson wrote:
> 
>> No, please, let’s do it in the open. I responded to Chris back then and did not have a response from him or her. (I’m sorry, I don’t know, and the name is polyvalent.)
> 
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