[Spellyans] Learn Cornish
ray at spyrys.org
Tue Dec 2 19:58:53 GMT 2008
On 2 Kev 2008, at 16:43, nicholas williams wrote:
> In this video (spelt in KK) the word dohajydh is pronounced with the
> stress on the second syllable.
> I wonder whether this is correct.
> Lhuyd gives the word as <Dyhodzhedh> AB: 249a.
> We have a similar formation in
> dworennos PA 234c < *dyworth an nos 'after dark, after the night had
> I assume that dyhodzhedh and kyngys hanter dogha geyth PC 2912 both
> dohajedh < *dyworth hanter an jedh 'from the middle of the day,
> The expression at PC 2912 then means 'before halfway through the
> (literally 'after halfway through the day'; cf. afternoon, après
> midi, etc.)
> If the stress had been on the penultimate
> syllable, we should expect Lhuyd to have written *dyhadzhath. I am
> to think that the word should be pronounced dohaJEDH [dOh@'dZe:D].
This is the way I have always pronounced it. I don't know why,
perhaps it was because we had an excellent tutor in Laurie Climo.
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