That would rather blow my question (just put) out of the water, Chris,
but would be easier to explain. Of course, we also have expressions such
as "dul sna sagairt", which may be working their influence over our
Scríobh 17/01/2012 14:40, Christopher Gwinn:
>> This is - at least - an Insular Celtic thing, but it probably goes
>> back to much older times. In Bret. "ankou", Corn. "ancow" and W
>> "angeu", all "death", we have formally u-stem plurals continuing PC
>> *ankou̯es< PIE *n̥k̑eu̯es, the plural of the u-stem noun *nek̑u-
>> "dead person, corpse". So the "ecáe" to whom he goes are really "the
> The Neo-Brittonic examples could also represent singular oblique forms, no?
> - Chris Gwinn
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