[Spellyans] Chyow/Chiow

Nicholas Williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Thu Apr 17 14:02:33 BST 2014

The plural of chy in the texts is treven. And Lhuyd tells us that treven in the plural of chy s.v. Domus: Tshyi [pl. Treven] AB: 55c.
The plural *chiow where it occurs is in compounds, e.g. henjy.
In the revived language one must say clâvjiow 'hospitals'; lêtiow 'dairies', etc.
*Chiow per se is not attested in the texts.


On 17 Apr 2014, at 13:49, Craig Weatherhill wrote:

> Is the plural of chy/chi attested as *chiow?  Yes, it is, in a West Penwith field name.

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