[Spellyans] 'who' in Cornish
j.mills at email.com
Mon Jul 18 12:36:01 BST 2011
Why does Bret. /piv/ have a final <v>?
Ol an gwella,
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From: nicholas williams
Sent: 07/18/11 10:15 AM
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Subject: Re: [Spellyans] 'who' in Cornish
I don't think so. Cornish pyw, W. pwy and Bret. piv are from IE *kwei, *kweis, cf. Irish cia 'who?' and Latin quis.
On 2011 Gor 18, at 10:06, Craig Weatherhill wrote:
Is this word not a compound of pe/py + yw? If so, then it must surely be pyw, as SWF writes yw, 'is', not iw.
Dr. Jon Mills,
University of Kent
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