[Spellyans] An Abecedary Kernowek
j.mills at email.com
Mon Mar 30 12:41:21 BST 2009
Actually Lhuyd (1707: 162a) writes "komolek".Jon
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From: "nicholas williams"
To: "Standard Cornish discussion list"
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] An Abecedary Kernowek
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 09:10:50 +0100
The word comolen, comol is borrowed from Welsh and Breton and is not
attested in Cornish.Comolek 'dark, cloudy' is cited by Borlase (1758)
and Pryce (1790). The <c> indicates that this does item not comefrom
Lhuyd. The root comol- clearly existed in Cornish.I suspect that
commol - comolen is intended to be the same alternation as gallos -
galosek, etc.which is justified by the practice of the scribes.
The only word for 'cloud' attested in the traditional language is
*cloud, plural cloudys:
omma avy than clowdes CW 4than noore in dan an clowdys CW 76.
On 30 Mar 2009, at 08:16, Michael Everson wrote:
By the way, Andrew and I came across an annoying problem with the
SWF which has commol but comolen.
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