[Spellyans] Chyow/Chiow

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Thu Apr 17 16:04:21 IST 2014


On 17 Apr 2014, at 15:53, Craig Weatherhill <craig at agantavas.org> wrote:

> Is that perhaps too strict a judgement, Nicholas?  It appears that "Hingeowe" (henjyow) is the only surviving attestation of <chiow>, but can we say, fro just the one example, that it only occurs in compounds?

Exactly. We have found “-jiow” only in compounds, and in the texts where an uncompounded plural is found, and in Lhuyd, it is always “treven”. So until we have other attestations from the texts, we should accept this distribution of forms as authoritative. 

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





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