[Spellyans] SWF Review

Nicholas Williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 12:06:45 BST 2012

Since dhe'n (then) and y'n (yn, in) are attested, there is good reason to use them in the revived language.
I cannot find any example of war'n (or warn) for war an in Tregear. I have found the following instances of war an written as two words in Tregear’s homilies, however, and in Sacrament an Alter. 

war an ethen in eyer TH 2
rag agys exortya why lymmyn war an dyweth TH 5
nages vn den gwyrryan war an nore TH 8
suffrys (vel scollis) war an growspren TH 11
myrnans war an growsse TH 16
war an diweth in y pistill TH 18
kyffrys war an da han drog TH 22
haga thynvyn glaw war an Just ha war an vniust TH 22
war an re ew contrary in aga disposision TH 24a
ow screffa war an pempas chapter a mathew TH 27a
Cyta war an meneth TH 31a
apparantly war an scriptur benegas, TH 32a
war an fondacion an abosteleth TH 33
an pen war an egglos TH 37a
war an Emporowre Theodosius TH 39
omma war an bys TH 41
eff omma war an bys TH 41a
ha war an garrak ma me a vyn byldya ow egglos TH 44
pan a dra a rellow why kylmy war an nore TH 44a
war an vi-as chapter an pistlis a S paull then Romains TH 45
ha war an power ma eff a rug buldya y egglos TH 45a
ha war an garrak ma me a vyn buldya ow egglos TH 45a
war an succession an epscobow TH 48a
ha war an heresy na TH 49a
meras war an pow ha gwlasow TH 49a
ha war an bobyll vs in captiuite TH 49a
war an terribill sentens a S paule TH 51a
in kepar maner war an aucthors an scripture TH 51a
myrnans war an growse TH 54a
war an vi chaptur a S Johan TH 57
war an vi a Johan TH 57
ow groundia aga honyn war an gyrryow agan Savyour Jhesu crist TH 57a
in y exposition gwris war an 99 psalme TH 58
fatla ew sittis onne Dew war an alter benegas SA 65a
Onne a thew ew sittis war an alter SA 65a.

Since there does not appear to be any example of war’n, warn ‘on the’ anywhere, as far as I can see, perhaps it might be wiser not to use such a form.


On 17 Sep 2012, at 11:16, Lowe Jenefer wrote:

> The only reference we can find is in Ken George’s dictionary where he cites Tregear, war n. Might it simply have spread from the use of elision with other prepositions e.g. dhe’n, y’n,  where it is clearly because of the proximity of two vowels?

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