[Spellyans] SWF questionable wordforms

Jon Mills j.mills at email.com
Wed Sep 17 09:18:33 BST 2008

I cannot follow your argument, Andrew. Why do you doubt the legitimacy of
Lhuyd's <dh> in this word? How does analogy with 'nyhewer' tell us
anything about whether 'gorthuher '? should be spelled with  <th> or
<dh>? The attestations includeOrdinalia: gorthuer
Ton, Rad. (1504): gorzewarWhich gives some legitimacy for spelling this
word *gordhewer.

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: "Andrew Climo"
  To: "'Standard Cornish discussion list'"
  Subject: Re: [Spellyans] SWF questionable wordforms
  Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 19:34:17 +0100



SWF: gorthuher (n.), evening

Lhuyd’s spelling gÿdhiühar indicates that the spelling <dh> may be more
appropriate: gordhuher;[Andrew Climo]  I really doubt this. Without
wishing to rake up previously discussed points it should surely be
gorthewer (analogy nyhewer). Or is the proposal to respell nyhewer as
nyhuher? Is this etymologically correct?

Dr. Jon Mills,
School of European Culture and Languages,
University of Kent

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