[Spellyans] BTW

Clive Baker clive.baker at gmail.com
Mon Mar 6 18:54:21 GMT 2017


So my assumption that "Degol" means FEAST DAY is correct then despite the
variety of forms?

On Sun, Mar 5, 2017 at 8:19 PM, Nicholas Williams <njawilliams at gmail.com>
wrote:

> You may I have a point, though the apostrophe in Dy’goel was written to
> indicate an apparent loss of dh.
>
> I had always assumed that du/dew and de were variants, rather than one
> derived from the other.
> Tregear writes war du fencost myttyn TH 44a. On the other hand in his
> manuscript glossary
> Lhuyd writes
>
> De Zîl
> De Lîn
> De merh
> De Marhar
> De Ieu
> De Gwenar
> De Zadarn.
>
> John Boson writes De Zil and Dezil occurs in the Gwavas MSS.
>
> This seems to imply that there were two separate forms: de and du/dew.
> Moreover two separate forms may be suggested by survivals in dialect. In
> his 1938 dictionary Nance cites duggle ‘holiday’  and diggle-dize for
> ‘harvest home’.
> If De in De Zîl and Degl do indeed contain a reduced form of Dew and if an
> apostrophe is thought
> necessary, one should write De’Sul, De’Lun.
>
> My own view is that apostrophes are best avoided. KS writes yma, but ma
> without an apostrophe even though y has been
> omitted. I write Degol and De Sul.
>
>
> Nicholas
>
>
>
> On 5 Mar 2017, at 19:40, Linus Band <linusband at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> But, judging from the spellings *du* and *dew*, hasn't the labial glide
> *-w* been omitted?
>
>
>
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