[Spellyans] in our, in your, in their

Ray Chubb ray at spyrys.org
Thu Oct 4 11:30:27 BST 2012

Would speakers really take the trouble to use these extended forms in  
rapid speech?

On 4 Hed 2012, at 10:25, Nicholas Williams wrote:

> We all learnt from Nance that 'in our, in your, in their'  in  
> Cornish are
> y'gan
> y'gas
> y'ga.
> The curious thing is this. Y'gan, i'gan does not seem to be  
> attested. In agan on the other hand is attested 30 times. And yn  
> agan occurs twice.
> I am unable to find any example at all of y'gas, i'gas but yn agas x  
> 5, in agys x 5, yn ages x 2.
> Y'ga is found once as yge at RD 886. Yn aga, in aga on the other  
> hand occur x 24.
> I think the handbooks ought to be revised.
> Nicholas
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Ray Chubb


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