[Spellyans] The Cornish for 'fisherman'

Daniel Prohaska daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Mon May 18 18:28:41 BST 2009


I reckon he reconstructed it by way of analogy with UC dyscajor which must
be from Lhuyd's deskadzher. I, too, can only find forms of pyscador with <d>
not with *j, *g or *dzh.




From: nicholas williams
Sent: Monday, May 18, 2009 7:17 PM


"In his 1938 and 1951 dictionaries Nance gives pyscajor as a variant of
pyscador 'fisherman'. The only examples of this word I can find are:
piscadur 'piscator' Old Cornish Vocabulary puscador TH 45a Poscaders
(plural) x 2 Rowe Pysgadar 'A fisher-man' AB; 17a Pysgadar yn mytern
'kingfisher' AB: 65a Pysgadar 'fisherman' AB: 120c. Pysgadar 'A fisherman'
AB: 240c. Every example has -d- rather than -j-. Where did Nance get
pyscajor? Was it his own invention? Nicholas"

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