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Éadig Éowine

From:T. A. McLeay <conlang@...>
Date:Sunday, May 20, 2007, 10:18
Philip Newton wrote:
> On 5/20/07, Jeff Rollin <jeff.rollin@...> wrote: >> On 19/05/07, And Rosta <and.rosta@...> wrote: >>> Next question: What would the PDE reflexes of _Éadig Éowine_ be? (I.e. what is >>> the English for _Benedict Philip_...?) >> Blessed Horselover. > > Through what sound changes do you derive *that* from Éadig Éowine? > > (I wonder whether it's something like "Eady Evin"?)
OE w doesn’t become PDE (which is indeed Present Day English) v; before vowels it passes through unchanged, after them it has fun with diphthongs. The OE for "you" (acc. pl.) was _ēow_, "your" was _ēower_, "four" was "fēower". Hence, I would hazard something Yowin or Ewin. If it had’ve been used as a name, I doubt it would be distinguished any longer from Ewan. Maybe just an alternative spelling. -- Tristan.


Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>