[Spellyans] secùnd

Jon Mills j.mills at email.com
Fri Mar 27 14:14:26 GMT 2009

Interestingly, the earlier attestations of secùnd write the final syllable with <u>, following the Latin 'secundus'. The later attestations write the final syllable with <o> following French/English practice.
Ordinalia: secund 
Ton, Rad. (1504): secund
Tregear: secund; second 
Jordan (1611): second

Incidentally, Nicholas, my earlier post did include the citation of 'nessa' in the Duchess of Cornwall's Progress.

Ol an gwella

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

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