ray at spyrys.org
Mon Dec 3 15:09:21 GMT 2012
On 3 Kev 2012, at 11:35, Michael Everson wrote:
> On 3 Dec 2012, at 10:43, Ray Chubb <ray at spyrys.org> wrote:
>> How does KS spell 'draylya' - to drag/trail behind? I am finding
>> that at first glance 'trailya' is leading me to think of that word.
> Does it rhyme with English "dry" or with English "dray"? If the
> former, we would write ‹draylya›; if the latter, ‹drailya›.
I have always pronounced it to rhyme with "dray" which would mean that
with the present participle both words in KS would look and sound the
same, would they not?
> Both 'draylya' and 'trailya' derive from the same Middle English
> word 'trailen, drailen'; the forms with t- are much more common in
> Middle English. But it seems that the two split lexically in Cornish.
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