[Spellyans] lyw & lew

Dr Jon Mills j.mills at email.com
Fri Feb 11 14:06:35 GMT 2011

The word for 'colour' is attested as follows.
Pascon agan Arluth: lyw.
Ordinalia: lyv, lyw.
I took it, therefore, that "lew" in Jordan (1611) was indicative of a sound change between Middle and Late Cornish.
Ol an gwella,


Dr. Jon Mills, 
University of Kent

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And then there is also the question of Tregear's <lew> 'flood' and <lew> 'colour' in CW.
The form lew 'colour' means that the minimal pair liu ~ leu may not be so.

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