[Spellyans] <l>, <ll>, and <lh> in Sacrament an Alter (1576)
njawilliams at gmail.com
Sat Jul 24 10:23:22 BST 2010
Tregear writes <pelha> x 12 and <pella> and <pelha> x 18.
In TH <lh> and <ll> would seem to be interchangeable graphs.
Nicholas Boson writes <telhar> x 4 in Nebbaz Gerriau, but <tellar> in
JCH. For Boson <lh> and <ll> appear
to be interchangeable graphs.
The scribe of BK writes <uhella> x 2. He writes <uhelha> x 5. For the
scribe of BK <lh> and <ll> seem to be
The first chapter of Genesis by John Keigwin (?) writes <andellha Eth
o> 'and it was so' x 1; <andellha eth o> x 2 but he also writes
<andella eth o> x 1. He also writes <gwellaz troua Daa> 'saw that it
was good' x 1, <wellhaz trova da> x 1 and <wellhaz treuah dah> x 1.
He also writes <deew a wellaz keneffra tra> 'saw everything' x 1.
<llh> and <ll> would seem to be interchangeable graphs to him.
Rowe writes <an Stearan a reeg an Gye gwellhaz en East> 'the star
which they saw in the East'. But he also writes <Perêg an Gye gwellaz
an Steran> 'when they saw the star'. For Rowe <llh> and <ll> seem to
The above are only a handful of examples. I am yet to be convinced
that in Middle and Late Cornish <lh>/ <llh> and <ll> represented
On 23 Gor 2010, at 23:03, Daniel Prohaska wrote:
> “I see that Nicholas has replied to my short paper on the Spellyans
> list. Unfortunately there is no single list or forum that he and I
> are both subscribed to, so I will have to answer here.
> "Albert says that <lh> is only ever written in SA for /l+h/ or /ll
> +h/. This may be true in SA, but it is not true in MC as a whole. I
> have counted <ellas> ‘alas’ 82 times in the texts. <elhas> occurs 21
> times. It would be rash to suggest, then, that <lh> and <ll> are
> phonetically distinct in Middle Cornish."
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