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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Thank
you Nicholas, <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>I
was aware of <span class=SpellE>Lhuyd’s</span> description. <span class=SpellE>Gendall</span>
has also based his “The Pronunciation of Modern Cornish” on <span class=SpellE>Lhuyd’s</span>
material and descriptions. I think that the regular development of unstressed
MC /ɪ/ > LC [ə] and MC /ə/ > LC [ɐ], with some redistribution, owing to
the fact that the vowels were similar. Maybe <span class=SpellE>Lhuyd</span>
also had difficulties keeping them apart, just as English and Swedish native speakers
find the German distinction between [ə] : [ɐ] extremely difficult to hear and
reproduce, even when they have very good German. <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>We
see other patterns of redistribution and also analogy such as <<span
class=SpellE><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><i style='mso-bidi-font-style:
normal'><span style='font-weight:bold;mso-bidi-font-weight:normal;font-style:
italic;mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>steren</span></i></b></span>> ‘star’ which
would have been something like [ˈ<span class=SpellE>stɛɾɐn</span>] on LC while
the plural suffix with stressed /ɛ/ -<span class=SpellE><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:
normal'><i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'><span style='font-weight:bold;
mso-bidi-font-weight:normal;font-style:italic;mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>ennow</span></i></b></span>
was analogically remodelled on the singular giving <<span class=SpellE><i
style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'><span style='font-style:italic;mso-bidi-font-style:
normal'>sterradnou</span></i></span>> (<span class=SpellE>J.Boson</span>).<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Dan<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

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<div class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><font size=3
color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:
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<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;mso-bidi-font-family:Tahoma;
color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;font-weight:bold'>From:</span></font></b><font
color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB style='font-family:Gentium;mso-bidi-font-family:
Tahoma;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'> spellyans-bounces@kernowek.net
[mailto:spellyans-bounces@kernowek.net] <b><span style='font-weight:bold'>On
Behalf Of </span></b><span class=GramE>nicholas</span> williams<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span></b> Wednesday, July 13, 2011
10:31 PM<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>To:</span></b> <st1:PersonName w:st="on">Standard
 Cornish discussion list</st1:PersonName><br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Subject:</span></b> Re: [<span class=SpellE>Spellyans</span>]
<span class=SpellE>tavas</span> in early Middle Cornish</span></font><font
color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB style='font-family:Gentium;color:navy;
mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=2 color=navy
face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;
color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>“</span></font></span><span class=SpellE><span
class=apple-style-span><font size=2 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Lhuyd</span></font></span></span><span
class=apple-style-span><font size=2 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'> published
AB in 1707 but his Cornish material was collected in 1700.</span></font></span><font
size=2><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=SpellE><span class=apple-style-span><font
size=2 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;
mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Lhuyd</span></font></span></span><span
class=apple-style-span><font size=2 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'> makes it
quite clear that the unstressed -<span class=SpellE><i><span style='font-style:
italic'>ys</span></i></span> of the MSS is either -<span class=SpellE><i><span
style='font-style:italic'>ez</span></i></span> or -<span class=SpellE><span
class=GramE><i><span style='font-style:italic'>az</span></i></span></span>.</span></font></span><font
size=2><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=2 face=Georgia><span
lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>He
says: </span></font></span><font size=2><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:
11.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=2 face=Georgia><span
lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>"I
am sensible that the Modern Pronunciation of the Cornish, does not confirm the
Termination of this Participle's being always</span></font></span><font size=2><span
lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=GramE><span class=apple-style-span><font size=2
face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;
mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>in</span></font></span></span><span
class=apple-style-span><font size=2 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'> <span
class=SpellE><i><span style='font-style:italic'>yz</span></i></span>: For they
generally end it in <span class=SpellE><i><span style='font-style:italic'>ez</span></i></span>,
Saying <span class=SpellE><i><span style='font-style:italic'>Kreiez</span></i></span>,
Called, <span class=SpellE><i><span style='font-style:italic'>Trehez</span></i></span>,
Cut, <span class=SpellE><i><span style='font-style:italic'>Miskemerez</span></i></span>,
Mistaken; <span class=SpellE><i><span style='font-style:italic'>Dylîez</span></i></span>,
<span class=SpellE>Reveng'd</span>, <span class=SpellE><i><span
style='font-style:italic'>Guerhez</span></i></span>, Sold, &<span
class=SpellE>c</span>.,</span></font></span><font size=2><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=GramE><span class=apple-style-span><font size=2
face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;
mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>and</span></font></span></span><span
class=apple-style-span><font size=2 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'> sometimes
in <span class=SpellE><i><span style='font-style:italic'>az</span></i></span>:
As <span class=SpellE><i><span style='font-style:italic'>Ledhaz</span></i></span>,
Slain; <span class=SpellE><i><span style='font-style:italic'>Kyrtaz</span></i></span>,
Delayed; <span class=SpellE><i><span style='font-style:italic'>Guesgaz</span></i></span>,
Worn; <span class=SpellE>tho</span>' not seldom in <span class=SpellE><i><span
style='font-style:italic'>yz</span></i></span>: As <span class=SpellE><i><span
style='font-style:italic'>Devedhyz</span></i></span>, Come, <span class=SpellE><i><span
style='font-style:italic'>Bidhyz</span></i></span>, Drowned; <span
class=SpellE><i><span style='font-style:italic'>Kelmyz</span></i></span>, Bound;
<span class=SpellE><i><span style='font-style:italic'>Huedhyz</span></i></span>,
<span class=SpellE>Swoln</span>." AB: 248b.</span></font></span><font
size=2><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=2 face=Georgia><span
lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>In
the spoken Cornish of his day, then, <span class=SpellE>Lhuyd</span> heard
three separate realisations of historic -<span class=SpellE>ys</span> of the
verbal adjective, i.e. [<span class=SpellE>ez</span>], [<span class=SpellE>iz</span>]
and [<span class=SpellE><span class=GramE>az</span></span>].</span></font></span><font
size=2><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=2 face=Georgia><span
lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>I
don't believe that the phonology of Cornish changed radically between Middle
Cornish and the later period. It seems very likely</span></font></span><font
size=2 color=navy><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;color:navy;
mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'> </span></font><span class=apple-style-span><font
size=2 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;
mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>that -<span class=SpellE><i><span style='font-style:
italic'>ys</span></i></span> in the Middle Cornish period was sometimes
pronounced as though it were -<i><span style='font-style:italic'>as</span></i>.
This explains the Middle Cornish spelling</span></font></span><font size=2
color=navy><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:
EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=SpellE><span class=apple-style-span><i><font
size=2 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;
mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;font-style:italic'>malegas</span></font></i></span></span><span
class=apple-style-span><font size=2 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>
'accursed' for *<span class=SpellE><i><span style='font-style:italic'>mylegys</span></i></span>
and the universal spelling <span class=SpellE><i><span style='font-style:italic'>benegas</span></i></span>
'blessed' for <span class=SpellE><i><span style='font-style:italic'>benegys</span></i></span>—in
both cases the word was lexicalised and not felt</span></font></span><font
size=2 color=navy><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;color:navy;
mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'> </span></font><span class=apple-style-span><font
size=2 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;
mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>to be a verbal adjective.</span></font></span><font
size=2 color=navy><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;color:navy;
mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=2 face=Georgia><span
lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>It
also explains why <span class=SpellE><i><span style='font-style:italic'>flehes</span></i></span> 'children'
is often spelt <span class=SpellE><i><span style='font-style:italic'>flehys</span></i></span>
but also <span class=SpellE><i><span style='font-style:italic'>flehas</span></i></span>.</span></font></span><font
size=2 color=navy><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;color:navy;
mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'> </span></font><span class=apple-style-span><font
size=2 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;
mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Notice also the following from the Middle Cornish
texts:</span></font></span><font size=2 color=navy><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=2 face=Georgia><span
lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>'<span
class=GramE>hard</span>'</span></font></span><font size=2><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=SpellE><span class=GramE><span
class=apple-style-span><i><font size=2 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;font-style:
italic'>calys</span></font></i></span></span></span><span
class=apple-style-span><font size=2 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'> x 8</span></font></span><font
size=2><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=SpellE><span class=GramE><span
class=apple-style-span><i><font size=2 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;font-style:
italic'>cales</span></font></i></span></span></span><span
class=apple-style-span><font size=2 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'> x 7</span></font></span><font
size=2><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=SpellE><span class=GramE><span
class=apple-style-span><i><font size=2 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;font-style:
italic'>calas</span></font></i></span></span></span><span
class=apple-style-span><font size=2 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'> x 6.</span></font></span><font
size=2><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=2 face=Georgia><span
lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>'<span
class=GramE>sickness</span>'</span></font></span><font size=2><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=SpellE><span class=GramE><span
class=apple-style-span><i><font size=2 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;font-style:
italic'>cleves</span></font></i></span></span></span><span
class=apple-style-span><font size=2 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'> x 24</span></font></span><font
size=2><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=SpellE><span class=GramE><span
class=apple-style-span><i><font size=2 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;font-style:
italic'>clevas</span></font></i></span></span></span><span
class=apple-style-span><font size=2 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'> 7 [of
which the first three are in the Passion Poem]</span></font></span><font
size=2><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=2 face=Georgia><span
lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>'<span
class=GramE>animals</span>'</span></font></span><font size=2><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=SpellE><span class=GramE><span
class=apple-style-span><i><font size=2 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;font-style:
italic'>bestes</span></font></i></span></span></span><span class=GramE><span
class=apple-style-span><font size=2 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>  x</span></font></span></span><span
class=apple-style-span><font size=2 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'> 12</span></font></span><font
size=2><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=SpellE><span class=GramE><span
class=apple-style-span><i><font size=2 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;font-style:
italic'>bestas</span></font></i></span></span></span><span
class=apple-style-span><font size=2 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'> x 14</span></font></span><font
size=2><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=2 face=Georgia><span
lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>'<span
class=GramE>women</span>'</span></font></span><font size=2><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=SpellE><span class=GramE><span
class=apple-style-span><i><font size=2 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;font-style:
italic'>benenes</span></font></i></span></span></span><span
class=apple-style-span><font size=2 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'> x 9</span></font></span><font
size=2><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=SpellE><span class=GramE><span
class=apple-style-span><i><font size=2 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;font-style:
italic'>benenas</span></font></i></span></span></span><span
class=apple-style-span><font size=2 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'> x 12 [the
first 7 examples are from the Passion Poem, the others are from TH and BK.]</span></font></span><font
size=2><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=2 face=Georgia><span
lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Clearly
-<i><span style='font-style:italic'>as</span></i> for -<span class=SpellE><i><span
style='font-style:italic'>es</span></i></span> was not just a Late Cornish
phenomenon.</span></font></span><font size=2><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:
11.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=2 face=Georgia><span
lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Nicholas</span></font></span><font
size=2><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>On 2011 <span class=SpellE>Gor</span>
13, at 19:25, Michael Everson wrote:<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><br style='mso-special-character:
line-break'>
<![if !supportLineBreakNewLine]><br style='mso-special-character:line-break'>
<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=2 face=Helvetica><span
lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Helvetica;mso-ansi-language:
EN-GB'><span style='orphans: 2;widows: 2;-webkit-border-horizontal-spacing: 0px;
-webkit-border-vertical-spacing: 0px;-webkit-text-decorations-in-effect: none;
-webkit-text-size-adjust: auto;-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;word-spacing:
0px'>I don't think that the single attestation in <st1:place w:st="on">OM</st1:place>
suggests /</span></font></span><span class=apple-style-span><font size=2
face="MS Gothic"><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"MS Gothic";
mso-bidi-font-family:"MS Gothic";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>ɛ</span></font></span><span
class=apple-style-span><font size=2 face=Helvetica><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Helvetica;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>/ so
strongly. And I ask again, what practical good does this depth of etymologizing
do for the orthography? I can't find sense in it in the broader context of the
whole system. And I'm fairly familiar with that system.<font color=navy><span
style='color:navy'>”</span></font></span></font></span><font size=2
face=Helvetica><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Helvetica;
mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><br style='mso-special-character:line-break'>
<![if !supportLineBreakNewLine]><br style='mso-special-character:line-break'>
<![endif]></span></font><font size=2><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:11.0pt;
mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'></span><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

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