[Spellyans] glin

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 12:45:09 BST 2009

The basic form is glin < Celtic *glûnes < earlier *gnûnes,  
reduplication of the root seen in Latin genu 'knee', Gk gonu 'knee'.  
With Cornish glin, cf. Welsh glin, Irish glúin 'knee'.
Since the root is for the most part found unstressed in the dual  
dewlyn, we sometimes wrongly assume that the basic form is *glyn, not  
glin with a long vowel.
That the vowel of the simplex is indeed long can be inferred from the  
spelling <gleyn> in war ben gleyn PA 56b.


The word is
On 16 Apr 2009, at 12:18, Ray Chubb wrote:

> Can anyone explain why 'glin' (knee) in SWF has a long 'y' when in  
> Unified and UCR it has a short 'y'.  What is it in KS?

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