[Spellyans] long and short forms of bos

janicelobb at tiscali.co.uk janicelobb at tiscali.co.uk
Sun Dec 28 09:51:03 GMT 2008


We'd use the locative in Modern Cornish : Ez coan geno? Literally:  Is there a song with you?

Jan

----Original Message----
From: ray at spyrys.org
Date: 28/12/2008 9:25 
To: "Standard Cornish discussion list"<spellyans at kernowek.net>
Subj: Re: [Spellyans] long and short forms of bos




On 23 Kev 2008, at 14:45, nicholas williams wrote:

The standard Nancean doctrine has always been that long forms of bos are
used locatively and with the verbal noun as a participle, but that short
forms are used with adjectives.



I am not sure that Nance would have been so restrictive.  I have always realised that one could use the long form, for example, with objects that have no substance.  e.g. "Ues can genough?" / Have you got a song?







Ray Chubb


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