[Spellyans] Yn...wir?

Harry Hawkey bendyfrog at live.com
Thu Mar 23 20:08:17 GMT 2017


Not quite sure what you mean. The adverbial particle 'yn' does not seem 
to cause mixed mutation in late Cornish. Instead, if Lhuyd's examples 
are anything to go by, the mixed mutation is replaced by lenition, at 
least after 'yn'.

Are you saying that, because there is no mixed mutation, it is not in 
fact the adverbial particle, but something else? Please explain.

On 23/03/17 20:00, Michael Everson wrote:
> 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.
>
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