[Spellyans] "become" with nouns
njawilliams at gmail.com
Thu Oct 30 17:16:36 GMT 2008
The rule that following verbs are expressed by the verbal noun after
the first inflected verb is not observed in Tregear or later Cornish:
Jhesus angorrybys hag a leverys thotha, in delma TH 20a
Eff a rug anella war y abosteleth hag a leveris TH 36
ha in tyrmyn na eff a gemeras bara in y thewla, hag a leueris grace,
haga rug y dyrry han ros thy disciplis, haga leuerris Kemerogh,
debbrogh TH 52
ha ev a gyzyuaz, ha e glywaz an manah laveral JCH
Hi a gomeras Radn an Haze anothe, ha rooge debre; ha a Rowze radne tha
e Goore goshe Rowe
It is by no means universal in Middle Cornish either:
my a'th worth gans ol ov nel
y'm colon pur trewysy
hag a offryn thy's whare
warbarth ol ov gvyr thege OM 510-13
thotho eff agen gelwys
ha thynny a comondyas
doys oll dotho the amma BM 4428-30.
I prefer in prose to inflect all verbs.
On 30 Oct 2008, at 16:42, <ajtrim at msn.com> <ajtrim at msn.com> wrote:
> In the case of your example, i.e. "He was a very likeable young man
> and became our friend." the verb after "and" need not be inflected
> if the "becoming" was contemporaneous with the "likeability" as the
> subject is the same. As I understand it, it should be inflected if
> the "becoming" was some time later.
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