[Spellyans] fleece

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Thu Nov 26 17:46:17 GMT 2009

I concur. Lêụ is found in Lhuyd only for 'lion' and 'rudder'.

Liụ 'colour, dye, hue' 49a
Lêụ 'lion' 241b
Lêụ 'rudder' 16b, 48b

On 26 Nov 2009, at 17:30, Daniel Prohaska wrote:

> Jon,
> I can only find <liụ> in Lhuyd for colour. The only spelling I have  
> with <ew> is in CW. There are spellings from OC with <iu>, MC with  
> <yw>, <yv> which are much more frequent. Why base the spelling of  
> this word on a single attestation of <ew> rather than a more richly  
> attested digraph <iu> ~ <yw>?
> Dan
> From: j.mills at email.com
> Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2009 9:55 AM
> “Lhuyd (1707: 48b) gives "lêụ" for 'colour'. I think we should  
> write this word 'lew'.
> Jon”
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