[Spellyans] Multiple adjectives after feminine nouns

Craig Weatherhill weatherhill at freenet.co.uk
Tue Mar 17 11:07:40 GMT 2009

Oh, well, my source back then wasn't that accurate, as there are three  
attestations.  I think, though, that learners and especially children,  
will need to be taught the simpler construction (i.e. mar plek)  
first.  This seems to be by far the most widely used way of saying  
'please' and, to be honest, I don't think I've ever heard anyone use  
'Me a'th pys'.  Having two ways of saying 'please' does give us  
variety, though.

Dan, is 'Me a'th pys' included in your dictionary?


On 17 Mer 2009, at 09:53, nicholas williams wrote:

> Mar plek occurs x 3, but not really with the sense 'please'.
> The closest mar plek comes to meaning 'please' seems to be:
> me a'th pys gynes mar plek
> war iouyn gylwel mercy
> I beg thee, if it please thee,
> to call to Jovin for mercy
> PC 1896-97
> Me a'th pys in the above is the more natural way
> of saying 'please'.
> Nicholas
> On 16 Mar 2009, at 19:03, Craig Weatherhill wrote:
>> remember being told once that 'mar pleg/plek' isn't attested in the  
>> corpus, but we all use it, nonetheless.
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