[Spellyans] SWF questionable wordforms
njawilliams at gmail.com
Wed Sep 17 14:15:39 BST 2008
Yes, exactly. This also would explain why the expected ending -es < -
ed of the third person imperative is -ens, -ans in the texts
(although, of course, KG has "corrected" such forms as bedhens 'let
him be' to bedhes).
On 17 Sep 2008, at 13:46, Daniel Prohaska wrote:
> Maybe. Quite possible. Maybe these are just spontaneous alternations
> of noun suffixes that for the native speakers of the time would have
> been /@s/ or /@ns/.
> From: nicholas williams
> Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 12:47 PM
> Notice also mar myn ov descans servya BM 524.
> I wonder whether dyscas, descas is not simply a variant of descans;
> cf. mernes for mernans 'death', and bewnes, bewnas, bownas, bounas
> for bewnans 'life'.
> On 17 Sep 2008, at 10:27, Jon Mills wrote:
> In the case of 'dyskas', we have no plural attested.
> Pascon agan Arluth: dyskas
> Ordinalia: deskes; dyskes; thescas; thyskes; tyskes
> However, one might posit a plural, '*descosow'.
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