[Spellyans] Late Cornish adaptations

Daniel Prohaska daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Fri Aug 1 02:03:42 IST 2008


-          The spelling <hei> is attested through Lhuyd and Nicholas Boson,
likewise <crei>, and <chei> in John and Nicholas Boson, <chey> by Borlase.
These spellings are authentic. I do not understand your objection; 

-          <ouna> is attested for the verb "to put right";

 

I would hardly call this fake-Cornish.

Dan

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Eddie Climo
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2008 7:17 PM
"On 31 Jul 2008, at 13:46, Owen Cook wrote:

> I'm curious to hear what list members think of the following

> adaptations of the SWF for Late Cornish.

> 

> * <ei> in words like hei, crei, chei

Yuk!

 

> * <oa> in words like broas, gwloan, cloav.

No, I won't use that either.

 

> * <ow> in words like own 'correct'.

Nor that.

 

> In all of these cases, it appears to me that the SWF has chosen to

> ignore the opportunity to devise umbrella graphs, leaving us with a

> rather clumsier system than we might have had otherwise. Any opinions?

Your conclusion sounds about right to me.

 

Given a 'take-it-or-leave-it' choice of this sort of 'fuk-Gernewek',  I'd
just stick with the UC/R that I've already learnt, and leave the  SWF to go
its own sweet way. 

And, were KS to adopt such horrid conventions, I'd reject that too.

Eddie

 

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