[Spellyans] eCornish practise

Janice Lobb janicelobb at gmail.com
Sun Jan 24 19:57:52 GMT 2016


My thoughts keep going back to Polly Joke. Perhaps it was a local
idiosyncracy - dialect rather than etymology?

Jan

On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 6:44 PM, Nicholas Williams <njawilliams at gmail.com>
wrote:

>
> I don’t think so. If Middle Cornish -s- (pronounced [z]) became zh, how do
> you explain the countless examples of -z- in Late Cornish?
> Here are some examples of intervocalic -z- in Late Cornish:
>
> *gormollow Eaue gen owyn preezyo eaue A Rage* John Boson
> *preezyo gormall ha beniggo e hannawe da stella* John Boson
> *ha gaue do ny gen pehazo* John Boson
> *Deu a Couzas an geryou ma* John Boson
> *ha vedne dry pehazo an Tazo war an flehas* Thomas Boson
> *es yn barth chy thy darazou* JKeigwin
> *E ma reaze gennan thu keneffra lazoan* JKeigwin
> *dehilianz a’n pehazow *Pryce.
>
> And how do you explain the following where <s> must represent [z]?
>
> *rag car dr’eeg an Sausen e thanen en pow idden ma* NBoson
> *durt an Sausen, metessen *NBoson
> *en Collan an Pow na eu an Curnooack mouyha **Cowsez *NBoson
> *Whelas tees tha trehe kesow* Pryce
> *Menja Tiz Kernuack buz gasowas* JTonkin
> *meth ewe da gene gasawaz than peath A eze laverez* TBoson
> *Casek mar ha eball* Bilbao MS
> *both Dew ol gallouseck* JKeigwin
> *malga boaz composez a ve cowsez gen Arleth neue* Kerew
> *Nèna a ve composez a ve cousez gen Jerman an Prophet* Kerew
> *Malga e boaz composez ave cowsez gen Dean Deew Izias Dellma *Kerew
> *ha Pouesaz an seithas dydh* Gwavas MS
> *Me rig scantlower clowes eden ger sowsnack cowzes en cock rag sythen
> warebar *William Bodinar..
>
> Not much sign of j or zh there.
>
> Nicholas
>
> On 24 Jan 2016, at 16:47, Craig Weatherhill <craig at agantavas.org> wrote:
>
> Well, I think it's a general feature of Late Cornish that MC -s- in such a
> position becomes -j- (/zh/).
>
>
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