[Spellyans] KK ha'n SWF - pronunciation

Harry Fraiser harryfraiser at googlemail.com
Sat Aug 9 16:56:01 IST 2008


Why has he been permitted to propagate with impunity the doctrine that
Cornish is the fifth dialect of Breton?

Harry

On 8/9/08, nicholas williams <njawilliams at gmail.com> wrote:
> You must ask him.
> Cornish is SW Brythonic, but Breton is SW Brythonic in the mouths of
> speakers of Gaulish.
> And Cornish (unlike both Breton and Welsh) has been heavily influenced
> by English.
> George did not read the texts and draw conclusions from them.
> He assumed Cornish was like Breton and used the texts on occasion to
> back him up,
> For the most part he ignored them.
> That is why KK has such forms as *bywnans and *klywes.
>
> Nicholas
>
> On 9 Aug 2008, at 16:07, Harry Fraiser wrote:
>
>> Do I understand, then, that Breton in fact has four dialects? Why does
>> Mr. George then posit the existence of a fifth instead of the Cornish
>> language as we know it from Lhuyd and Gendall?
>
>




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