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

Nicholas Williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Sat Jan 30 18:25:55 GMT 2016

On the contrary, my mistake.
I believe that when lenited d occurs after an unstressed vowel it is th but after a stressed one it is dh.
So bedh ‘grave’, bÿdh ‘will be’, ladh ‘kill!’ but gwrageth ‘wives’, meneth ‘mountain’, nowyth ‘new’.
Although it is borrowed from Welsh rather than being a native word Gorseth is better in my view than Gorsedh.
Everybody says Gorseth anyway.

The same alternation occurs with v ~ f. Although Jenner and the SWF write genev, such a form is unattested outside Lhuyd.
Gene vy is common, which I take to be for gene’ vy, where the f has been reduced to h or 0. 

hanter an elath genaffa CW 271 seems to indicate that the unstressed second syllable ended in [f] rather than [v].


> On 30 Jan 2016, at 13:32, Craig Weatherhill <craig at agantavas.org> wrote:
> 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.

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