[Spellyans] A few questions about mixed mutation of words beginning with G

Daniel Prohaska daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Tue Aug 25 13:25:42 IST 2015


> On 23 Aug 2015, at 14:52, harry hawkey <bendyfrog at live.com> wrote:
> 
> ajtrim at msn.com <mailto:ajtrim at msn.com> wrote:
> 
> Again, in Soft mutation, there is no mutation of <C>, <D>, <K>, <P>, <Qu>, <T> --- after nouns that end in <s> or <th>.
> However, <B>, <Ch>, <G>, <M> do mutate here.
> 
> This last rule appears to have been "invented" by A. S. D. Smith. Do we still use this rule? Is there evidence for it in the texts? What about words that end in <dh>? These have never been mentioned.
> 
> <TOTALLY UNRELIABLE>
> 
> After feminine/masculine pl. nouns ending in <th> or <s> followed by an adjective I found:
> 
> no examples of p-->b
> no examples of c/k-->g
> no examples of t-->d
> 
> A few examples of d-->th/dh
> tus tha(Tregear) X 2
> fleghes dha(Gwavas, Ten Commandments)
> 

Note that these instances of final ‹s› are from Old Cornish /d/, not from original /s/. I don’t know how practical this is for Revived Cornish, but it seems we may have a distinction between ‹nos da› (original /s/), but ‹tus dha› (original /d/). 
Dan





> Though it looks like there are more examples of no mutation of <d> than with.
> 
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