[Spellyans] cockles

Daniel Prohaska daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Thu Nov 26 18:19:09 GMT 2009

Doesn’t Lhuyd give kẏligi?




From: nicholas williams

Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2009 3:16 PM

To: Standard Cornish discussion list

Subject: Re: [Spellyans] cockles


Nance prefixes *cocla with an asterisk, which implies it's a direct borrowing from English cockle, itself borrowed from Norman French.

Lhuyds kûligi, on the other hand,  is presumably from *cochylia, plural of *cochylium, a vulgar form of conchylium "a cockle-shell".

The lenition of c (written ch) to g implies the word is a direct borrowing from Latin.

Since the form *cocla, *coclys and kuligi are different (albeit related) words, they should be kept separate.




On 26 Du 2009, at 13:52, j.mills at email.com wrote:



Nance (1952) gives "cocla", "coclys" for English 'cockles'. George (2009) gives "koklys"


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