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Re: Bunty.

From:Peter Collier <petecollier@...>
Date:Thursday, June 19, 2008, 23:11
From: "Lars Finsen" <lars.finsen@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 5:10 PM
To: <CONLANG@...>
Subject: Bunty.

> Hi, > I have a question for experts in English language history. If Old English > had acquired a loan-word /bunty/, what should we expect as the outcome in > later English? Bounty /baunti/? > > I am thinking of Bunty as an old name for my conworld, from Suraetua bun > = copper + ty = land. If a land north of Scotland later were known as > Bountyland, it might attract a lot of immigration, I guess. > > LEF
No expert, far far from it, but depending the length of the original vowels I would hazard some guesses: If you have to take i-umlaut into account (not sure when this took place, diachronically speaking WRT to "English") - Beent /bi:nt/ Bint /bai)nt/ (i.e. rhyming with 'pint', not 'skint') Else - Bunt /bVnt/ Bount /baU)nt/ Bunte, *Boont /bunt/ P.


Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>