[Spellyans] Yn...wir?

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Thu Mar 23 20:00:16 GMT 2017


On 23 Mar 2017, at 19:02, Harry Hawkey <bendyfrog at live.com> wrote:

> However, Lhuyd's AB has (at least) 5 attestations of 'yn wir' (spelled 4  times as 'en ụîr' and once as 'enụîr'). In one of these, Lhuyd quite clearly specifies that this is the adverbial particle rather than the preposition (in the section entitled 'Of the Adverb and Interjection’.

Well, in 248b he refers to this particle in a paragraph where he gives "en fìr", "en ſplan", “en ’lannith”, “en lûan”. Two paragraphs later in 248c he gives “en ụir” and “en dhiùᵹel” neither of which have the mixed mutation. 

Michael Everson


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