[Spellyans] Maga Kernow

Craig Weatherhill weatherhill at freenet.co.uk
Sun Aug 10 07:57:53 IST 2008


According to the word list supplied by Albert and Ben, the SWF allows 
the variations bian and byhan.

"Diskwitha" will in, the traditional form of the SWF, be disqwitha.

Craig


A. J. Trim wrote:
>
> As you will know the maga kernow website (www.magakernow.org.uk 
> <http://www.magakernow.org.uk/>) has “seasonal” example phrases each 
> month—presumably in SWF Main Form.
>
> This month includes:
>
> *“*
>
> *My a wra mos dhe Vreten Vyhan **
> *I'm going to Brittany
>
>>
> *My a wra omhowla war'n treth **
> *I'm going to sunbathe on the beach
>
>>
> *My a vynn diskwitha **
> *I'm going to relax
>
>>
>>
> For “small”, UC has *byghan*, with a macron on the <*y*>.
>
> UCR has *byan*, with a macron on the <*y*>. I now write this *bian*.
>
> KK has *byghan*, unmarked but the <*y*> is long or half long in this 
> position. If it were short, it would be *bygghan*.
>
> Why has SWF got <*y*>? Why not *bihan*,* *and so *Vreten* *Vihan*?
>
> Where did *war’n* come from? I would write *warn*, as previously used 
> in numbers—or do they use *war’n* in numbers?
>
> Why is *diskwitha* not *dyskwitha*? I couldn’t find this word in KK. 
> Is it there somewhere? For “relax”, UC has *dysquytha*, and UCR has 
> *dysquytha* with a macron on the second <*y*>. I now write this 
> *dysquitha*. However, shouldn’t it be *omðysquitha* (i.e. 
> *omdhysquitha*) in this case? The object of the relaxation is oneself 
> (i.e. the speaker). Is this word related to *dysqueðes* (i.e. 
> *dysquedhes*) “teach”?
>
> Regards,
>
> Andrew J. Trim
>
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