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

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Sat Jul 19 17:09:20 IST 2008


My bardic name was Golvan 'sparrow'. I thought of myself in 1962 as  
small and chirpy.
I didn't realise in 1962  that in former times the sparrow was  
considered incorrigibly lecherous.

Nicholas
On 19 Jul 2008, at 17:08, Craig Weatherhill wrote:

> Hmm, far be it for me to judge how appropriate, or otherwise, that  
> might be.
>
> Craig
>
>
> nicholas williams wrote:
>> Gwythvosen is the UC spelling of a word borrowed from Welsh and
>> Breton. It means 'honeysuckle' (Lonicera periclymenum)
>>
>> Nicholas
>> -----------
>> On 18 Jul 2008, at 20:48, Craig Weatherhill wrote:
>>
>>
>>> Jenefer Lowe is the Cornish Language Development Officer at Cornwall
>>> Council.
>>>
>>> Craig
>>>
>>>
>>> Harry Fraiser wrote:
>>>
>>>> Pardon my ignorance - who is Ms Lowe? Is she a member of the
>>>> Gorseth a
>>>> Kernow?
>>>>
>>>> Harry
>>>>
>>>> On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 7:23 PM, Owen Cook <owen.e.cook at gmail.com
>>>> <mailto:owen.e.cook at gmail.com>> 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
>>>>   <mailto: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
>>>>>
>>>>   <mailto: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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