[Spellyans] "become" with nouns

Jon Mills j.mills at email.com
Fri Oct 31 10:22:04 GMT 2008

I am at work at the moment and do not have the hard copies of my Nance dictionaries to hand. I think "mos ha bos" first appears in Nance's 1955 dictionary.

Incidentally, I suspect that MOS and BOS translate slightly different senses of BECOME. This warrants further investigation.

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michael Everson" <everson at evertype.com>
> To: "Standard Cornish discussion list" <spellyans at kernowek.net>
> Subject: Re: [Spellyans] "become" with nouns
> Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2008 09:55:23 +0000
> On 31 Oct 2008, at 09:42, Jon Mills wrote:
> > When Nance wrote that BECOME is translated by "mos ha bos" what 
> > he  meant to write was that either MOS or BOS can be used to 
> > translate  BECOME. Thus MOS HA BOS is a ghost multi-word lexeme.
> It would be useful to have the citation for that.
> Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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Dr. Jon Mills,
School of European Culture and Languages,
University of Kent

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