Re: [tied] Re: Initial 's' in Brittonic

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 14411
Date: 2002-08-20

I believe Cornish did have <steren> for 'star'!
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From: guto rhys
Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2002 12:10 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] Re: Initial 's' in Brittonic

How would one explain that Breton has one (only one as far as I am aware) exception to the rule st->s- which is 'sterenn' (star) cf. Welsh 'seren'. Neither does Cornish, a more closely related form, retain 'st-'. Could it be Latin influence or once again a borrowing from a conservative dialect? Any suggestions as to why this one word would behave irregularly.