[Spellyans] January and other months.

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Fri Nov 23 22:27:05 GMT 2012

But what about the overwhelming native (and etymological) evidence that it was /j/?  Jenner himself says that this was often represented by <g> in the MSS.  Why, in this case, is Lhuyd (who was here for just 4 months) being favoured over 3 different native sources, as well as the Latin and Anglo-French evidence?


On 2012 Du 23, at 22:19, Michael Everson wrote: 

> On 23 Nov 2012, at 21:33, Craig Weatherhill <craig at agantavas.org> wrote:
>> With respect, Lhuyd was not a native Cornishman.  We don't know whether he heard the word or saw it written.
> We do know that he wrote Gaelic ‹ᵹ› before front vowels for [ɡ] and that he wrote ‹dzh› for [dʒ]. His ‹ᵹenvar› is most likely [ˈɡɛnvǝɹ]. 
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