everson at evertype.com
Thu Jul 28 11:00:41 BST 2011
On 28 Jul 2011, at 10:50, nicholas williams wrote:
> Spesly is a borrowing so it is bound to look borrowed. <ssl> occurs in other borrowings:
> ha'y exortya eff ernyssly TH 18a
> gyrryow vnkunda thotha expressly TH 30.
I can find no citations for "spessly" in the Middle English Dictionary or in the OED. It seems not unlikely that this is a Cornish form.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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