[Spellyans] Cornish for 'animal'

Nicholas Williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 21:26:55 GMT 2014


One finds unexpected shortening some words.
In Sacrament an Alter for example kig 'flesh' is written
kigg x 21
kigge x 1
kegg x 1.

Nicholas

On 1 Dec 2014, at 17:48, Linus Band <linusband at gmail.com> wrote:

>  can't offer any explanation for the spellings, trest for trist and chrest(e) forchrist, and it appears that at least some kind of lowering has taken place and perhaps, as you suggest, shortening. I myself have always wondered whether the fluctuation between e and y in Cornish may have had something to do with how close the sounds [e] <e> and [ɪ] <y> are. 

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