[Spellyans] long and short forms of bos

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Mon Dec 29 10:25:34 GMT 2008


That is a quotation from the texts:

ha pan semlant vs ganso
lauar ol an guyr thy'mmo RD 2060-61.

And, as far as I can see, is the only attested example of semlant.

Caradar, excellent linguist and indeed Celtic scholar, that he was,
tried whenever possible to take his examples from the texts.

One of the problems is that people can't and don't read the texts.
When they are told that something is not Cornish, they then argue
that it is now part of the revived language and IS Cornish.
Given that hardly anybody speaks Cornish really fluently and that
revived Cornish is for the most part halting and highly Anglicised,
this argument seems to me to be lacking in force.

Nicholas




On 29 Dec 2008, at 09:59, Ray Chubb wrote:

>  For example on page 7 he highlights 'pan semlant us ganso?' instead  
> of the expected 'fatel yw y semlant?'

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