[Spellyans] SWF Review

Nicholas Williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Mon Feb 22 21:08:44 GMT 2016

Thank you, Linus, for the one example.

The counter-examples seem to me still to be overwhelming.
I have found the following: 

war an x 147
waran x 1
var an x 10
vor an x 3
wor an x 8

and Lhuyd writes uar an x 10.

The scribes of both Middle and Late Cornish seem to have believed the collocation
of war + an to contain two syllables.
I think I shall continue for the present to consider war’n less authentic than war an (wàr an in KS).


> On 22 Feb 2016, at 20:59, Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com> wrote:
> Elided for verse? "war ’n ambos” is not exactly the same thing as a regular contraction to “war’n". 

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