[Spellyans] MAGA newsletter 2008.12 - again!

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Sat Dec 6 18:08:41 GMT 2008


I shoud say Hemma a veu an kensa novel gans Myghal Palmer or Hemma a  
veu an kensa novel scrifys gans Myghal Palmer.
The preterite is necessary here, because the novel's publication is  
being thought of as a single past event.
It is like Tregear's thegen heveleb ny eff a rug Eva an kynsa benyn  
bethqueth a ve TH 2a.

I can find no example of either hemma a ve or hem a ve, but Tregear  
writes:
whath hemma a vea sufficient lowre TH 50a where the verb is  
conditional. He also writes: henna a ve gesys ha na moy vsyys TH 52a,  
where henna not hen occurs before a veu.  I think that hemma/hebma a  
veu is probably correct.

Incidentally both hemma yw and hem yw are attested. Hemma yw is the  
more common. The figures are:

hem yv 1
hem yw 1
hem ew 1

hemma yv 6
hemma yw 1
hemma ew 23
helma yv 4.

Hem yw was certainly well known because in SA one finds: kemerogh,  
debbr(ogh), hem ew ow corff ve SA 62a, which would have been
know to people as a Cornish version of Hoc est corpus meum in the mass.

I can find one example of hemma o and none of hem o.

Nicholas


On 6 Dec 2008, at 16:16, Ray Chubb wrote:

> This is the English, (which will appear in the latest edition of the  
> S a G catalogue), which I was attempting to translate:  This is the  
> late Myghal Palmer's first novel.
>
>
> On 6 Kev 2008, at 11:13, nicholas williams wrote:
>
>> Below is my preferred rendering.
>> Except that it might have been better to say: Hemm a veu an kensa  
>> novel gans Myghal Palmer.
>>
>> On 5 Dec 2008, at 23:23, Eddie Climo wrote:
>>
>>>> Hemm o an kensa novel gans Myghal Palmer ....
>>>
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