[Spellyans] Chyow/Chiow

Ray Chubb ray at spyrys.org
Thu Apr 17 15:13:54 IST 2014


On 17 Ebr 2014, at 14:02, Nicholas Williams wrote:

> The plural of chy in the texts is treven. And Lhuyd tells us that  
> treven in the plural of chy s.v. Domus: Tshyi [pl. Treven] AB: 55c.
> The plural *chiow where it occurs is in compounds, e.g. henjy.

So it is authentic to say 'henjyow'.  That's good, its quite a  
pleasurable word to pronounce in Cornish for some reason. Like  
'heyjygow'.

> In the revived language one must say clâvjiow 'hospitals'; lêtiow  
> 'dairies', etc.
> *Chiow per se is not attested in the texts.
>
> Nicholas
>
>
> On 17 Apr 2014, at 13:49, Craig Weatherhill wrote:
>
>> Is the plural of chy/chi attested as *chiow?  Yes, it is, in a West  
>> Penwith field name.
>
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Ray Chubb

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