[Spellyans] Chyow/Chiow

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Thu Apr 17 15:53:09 BST 2014

Is that perhaps too strict a judgement, Nicholas?  It appears that "Hingeowe" (henjyow) is the only surviving attestation of <chiow>, but can we say, fro just the one example, that it only occurs in compounds?


On 2014 Ebr 17, at 14:02, Nicholas Williams wrote:

> 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.
> Nicholas
> 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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