[Spellyans] SWF questionable wordforms

Daniel Prohaska daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Wed Sep 10 17:41:30 BST 2008

No, I don’t think this is the case. Notice that Lhuyd gives the
pronunciation kloüaz and toula with <ou> and not with <û>. He gives Kernûak,
which means it goes with the words with original <ow>, like lowen and Jowan.
Hence Kernowek is the correct word form and it cannot e assumed that
*Kernewek was ever correct for any time period, even before the shift from
ew to ow.




From: nicholas williams
Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 4:44 PM


Surely Kernowek (Cornowok 1572) is a development of *Kernowek by the rule
stressed ew > ow in disyllables and polysyllables; cf. clowes, towlel, etc.

This development appears early in written Cornish, cf. Ihesus crist leun a
bete a leueris zen dowzek PA 49a.





On 9 Sep 2008, at 09:46, Michael Everson wrote:

and Breton Kerneveg, but a new formation based on Kernow + -ek. It seems the
consistent SWF spelling ought to be Kernowek with an earlier pronunciation
[kEr”nOUwEk] and a later [k at r”nu:@k]


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