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.
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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