[Spellyans] emendations to the SWF
everson at evertype.com
Thu Dec 11 15:49:22 GMT 2008
On 11 Dec 2008, at 14:55, nicholas williams wrote:
> oll an beise a vt bethys CW 2315
> ow der bethy a vynta CW 2441
> with <e> suggest that there was a variant in /ø/~/e/.
> <buthy, buthys> is the commonest spelling. The question is whether
> <u> means /y/ or /ø/.
> I suspect we had /ø/ in monosyllables (ny's buth dour certan neffre
> OM 1692) but /y ~i/ before
> a following /i/, cf. eus/usy, Late Cornish es but igge.
Then this could be a alternation. beudh, budhys?
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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