[Spellyans] Dumnonia

Eddie Climo eddie_climo at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Dec 1 21:49:10 GMT 2014


Craig whek,

For what it's worth, the Welsh for 'Devon' is 'Dyfnaint,' as best as I recall.

Good luck with your project, and if I can be of any meagre help, just ask.

Oll an gwella,

Eddie Climo

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> On 2014 Kev 1, at 21:37, Craig Weatherhill <craig at agantavas.org> wrote:
> 
> I want to represent "Dumnonia" in Cornish, but in its historical context.  I want to avoid the current word for Devon: Dewnans (Dewnens SWF).
> 
> It's for a chapter heading:  "Kings of Dumnonia and Cornwall" in the book I'm currently writing on the origins of the Cornish people (entitled "Centre of the Arc").
> 
> The name Dumnonia fell out of use c.800 CE (AD) and, apart from Roman period sources which give U and A for the first vowel, the only spelling we have is in Bishop Aldhelm's letter to our King Gerent, c.705 CE.  In this it is spelt:  <Domnonia>.
> 
> Has anyone a suggestion?  I'm considering <Domnony>.
> 
> 
> Craig
> 
> 
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