[Spellyans] Late Cornish adaptations

Daniel Prohaska daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Fri Aug 1 16:22:12 BST 2008

Of course, it’s up to each writer to decide whether s/he wants to use <ewna>
or <owna> for “correct, emend”. I was under the impression Nicholas was
suggesting to standardise <ewna> for the aforementioned verb and <owna> for
the verb “fear”.



From: Michael Everson
Sent: Friday, August 01, 2008 5:13 PM


On 1 Aug 2008, at 17:01, Daniel Prohaska wrote:

But <owna> is attested? Why should we not allow it alongside <ewna>. We have
the same Vocalic Alternation between <ewn> ~ <owna> as we have with <bew> ~
<bownans>. These alternatives should not be discouraged in my opinion but
allowed as legitimate variants.


I think Nicholas is saying he prefers to use <owna> for 'fear' and <ewna>
for 'emend'. Similarly, he uses the <bës> form of all <bÿs>~<bës> words,
except for <ÿs> 'corn'.

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