[Spellyans] 'swords'

Nicholas Williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Fri Jul 4 14:46:29 IST 2014


I am not so sure. I take clethyow to represent [kle'Di:jow] for an earlier [kle'DiDjow]. The second voiced continuant has been
lost with compensatory lengthening. In which case Keigwin's clethyow is a late spelling of the attested form clethythyow.

Nicholas

On 4 Jul 2014, at 14:39, Linus Band <linusband at gmail.com> wrote:

> nteresting to see that the doublet cleddyf vs. cledd also appears to have existed in Cornish, as suggested by the plural clethyow. 

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