[Spellyans] Excel SWF-KK-Traditional Corpus-WIP

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Sat Jan 30 13:32:24 GMT 2016

My mistake, Nicholas.  I meant to write that I'd fought for <Redrudh>.   Yes, -red- is unstressed in Unyredreth (YOO-ni-red-RETH).  The Panel is using the E vowel for unstressed res; and rys when stressed.


On 2016 Gen 30, at 12:38, Nicholas Williams wrote:

> In your Concise Dictionary, Craig, you cite Unyredreth from 1563. This toponym is in two parts: Uny and Redreth.
> The reduced vowel in the second syllable of Redreth seems to indicate that the second element was unstressed. 
> I am grateful to you for drawing attention to the unassibilated dr in Madron.
> It seems that r in Old Cornish strengthened a preceding d from a lenis (which was assibilated in MC)
> to a fortis, i.e. similar in strength to initial d in such words as da, don, debry, etc. As a result the d did not assibilate in
> MC to dz > z (written s) or in some cases to dz > dzh; e.g. gallosek PC 1906 but gallogek PC 2376.
> When r occurred before or after d but separated only by a vowel, the same strengthening seems to have occurred,
> so we have broder ‘brother’, lader ‘thief’, peswar but peder feminine, Peder/Pedyr ‘Peter’, pehador ‘sinner’, prydyth ‘poet’, lader ‘thief’, predery ‘to think’, preder ‘thought’,  pader ‘prayer’, etc. Notice also hus ‘magic’ PC 2695, BM 3376; but huder ‘enchanter, magician’ OM 565, PC 1831, RD 2004.
> I seems that the consonant /l/ had the same strengthening effect, so we have scudel ‘dish’ without assibiliation.
> Notice also skians, skiansek but skentyl, skentoleth. 
> Nicholas
>> On 29 Jan 2016, at 22:21, Craig Weatherhill <craig at agantavas.org> wrote:
>> I tried hard to argue the case for Resrudh on the Signage Panel, but was outvoted on that.  (Res- is retained by the SWF names when unstressed.  Rys only when stressed).
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