[Spellyans] More on bys/bes words and diacritical marks

Craig Weatherhill weatherhill at freenet.co.uk
Fri Jul 18 20:47:42 IST 2008

The best person to put all that together would be Richard Gendall - he 
has the lot and I have, for years, wished he would publish the entire 
corpus of Late Cornish.  The early editions of Old Cornwall (which 
started in the 1920s) has much of Gwavas and Rowe, plus other snippets.  
Luckily, and thanks to the late archaeologist Vivien Russell who left 
them to me, I have the lot on my shelves.


Owen Cook wrote:
> Jenefer Lowe, I'd assume.
> By RLC material, I meant anything written by users of revived Late Cornish.
> On the other hand, I think it would be a fantastic idea to collect the
> whole corpus of traditional Late Cornish in one volume. I was under
> the impression that such a book existed for the writings of the Boson
> family, but where can we get our hands on the various writings of
> Keigwin, Gwavas, Tonkin and the rest? There is some on the internet,
> but not in any systematic and exhaustive fashion. In fact it was
> remarked on the Kernowak list some months back that there was more
> Late Cornish material than one might expect, much of which has never
> been published.
> Oll an gwelha,
> ~~Owen
> 2008/7/16 Harry Fraiser <harryfraiser at googlemail.com> rug scrifa:
>> I've no idea what the figures are for the different forms of Cornish,
>> but surely there must be a minimum for each one? And who is Jenny?
>> Harry
>> On 7/16/08, Mary Williams <marywilliams230 at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>>> I've often wondered why nobody has put all the Late material
>>> together in a book, I don't imagine it would be a very thick book.
>>> Is that what you mean by "making RLC material accessible"? I've
>>> seen Dick Gendall's dictionaries and course books, but I can't
>>> recall seeing anything written in this system apart from the odd
>>> line or two here and there. Likewise Jenny was talking about the
>>> need to cater for kids growing up learning Late, until someone
>>> pointed out to her that there weren't any! Why do you feel the
>>> need to give so much attention to a group that's almost invisible
>>> to us in Cornwall?
>>> Mary
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