[Spellyans] 'to do' in KS

ajtrim at msn.com ajtrim at msn.com
Sat Jan 3 19:54:43 GMT 2009


Yes, I agree. <gwil> may be better than <gul> as our first choice for "to do" in KS.
I'm happy to use <gwil>.
However, on 01/01/2009 15:39 you wrote: "That would have meant writing <gwil> 'to do', a spelling which is not actually attested. I decided in my own writing to revert to the Nancean form <gul>."
You did not say why.
It just seemed to be an odd comment when you were clearly backing <gwil>.


Andrew J. Trim

From: nicholas williams 
Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2009 5:00 PM
To: Standard Cornish discussion list 
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] 'to do' in KS

1. [gwi:l] is easier for Anglophones than [gy:l]. 
2. gwil lenites its initial to wil regularly. gul > wul is slightly less regular. 
3. gweel seems to be the preferred form of LCR speakers and gwil is the same form as that.

Gul is good Cornish and cannot be proscribed. KS should allow both, but gwil might well
be considered the preferred form.


On 3 Jan 2009, at 13:58, <ajtrim at msn.com> <ajtrim at msn.com> wrote:

  You did not say why you prefer <gul> to <gwil>.


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