[Spellyans] The Cornish for 'cousin'

Nicholas Williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Thu Jul 24 12:27:11 IST 2014


Yes, Dan. But Nance's purism was so inconsistent. That is the mystery.

On 24 Jul 2014, at 12:24, Daniel Prohaska <daniel at ryan-prohaska.com> wrote:

> You say 'it is a mystery to me why Nance should have preferred the unattested borrowing'. It's really no mystery at all; ‹tastya› and other such loan words are borrowing from English, whereas it was very much the fashion of the day, or should I say the century, to aspire to "pure" languages, with few loan words. 

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