[Spellyans] 'Cornish'

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Wed Nov 23 11:19:13 GMT 2011

On 23 Nov 2011, at 11:11, Craig Weatherhill wrote:

> However, we do have that one use of the word as an adjective from Boson and I'm not too ready to dismiss it too easily.

Learner's errors are not uncommon, in general. 

> In his book on Scilly, Charles Thomas mentions the Borough Accounts of St Ives 1523 making reference to a man listed as 'John Thomas, Sullouk', and suggests this could represent a word for Scillonian, *Syllowek, *Sullewek formed by imitating Kernowek.  Hence my question.

Even if "Kernowek" is restricted to the language that would not imply that "Sylawek" could not be an adjectival formation from "Sylla". But isn't Scilly called "Syllan"? 

Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/

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