linusband at gmail.com
Fri Jul 4 14:55:56 BST 2014
Do we have more examples of this compensatory lengthening? Or perhaps it is
an instance of haplography or hap(lo)logy?
2014-07-04 14:46 GMT+01:00 Nicholas Williams <njawilliams at gmail.com>:
> I am not so sure. I take *clethyow* to represent [kle'Di:jow] for an
> earlier [kle'DiDjow]. The second voiced continuant has been
> lost with compensatory lengthening. In which case Keigwin's *clethyow* is
> a late spelling of the attested form *clethythyow*.
> On 4 Jul 2014, at 14:39, Linus Band <linusband at gmail.com> wrote:
> nteresting to see that the doublet *cleddyf* vs. *cledd* also appears to
> have existed in Cornish, as suggested by the plural *clethyow*.
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