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

Deryck Botterill pyran at tiscali.co.uk
Sun Jul 20 21:59:57 IST 2008


Some of last year's Bardic names were in KK - for example 
'Hwilores-Kedhlow'.
http://www.gorsethkernow.org.uk/english/archives/newbards/bard2007.htm

Deryck



Craig Weatherhill wrote:
> Generally, new bards can determine their own bardic names, as long as it 
> doesn't coincide with someone else's. That's why I could never 
> understand why the Gorsedd would not accept my first choice of "Menhyr" 
> (they reckoned that it couldn't be accepted as a past Bard had been 
> "Menhyryon").
>
> Morton Nance's Unified Cornish was, and still is, the official language 
> of the Gorsedd and so, all Bardic names have to be in that particular 
> orthography.
>
> Craig
>
>
> Harry Fraiser wrote:
>   
>> How are these Bardic titles determined? Do their spellings undergo
>> variation pari passu with orthographical reform?
>>
>> Harry
>>
>> On 7/20/08, Craig Weatherhill <weatherhill at freenet.co.uk> wrote:
>>   
>>     
>>> Oh, now this IS interesting, Pat.  Neither Nicholas nor I appear in the
>>> Bardic roll.  Yes, we both resigned our bardship, and the list could say
>>> so.  However, what the Gorsedd appears to be doing is to write our
>>> bardship out of history.  The facts remain that I was installed as a
>>> Bard in 1981 for services to archaeology, and Nicholas rather earlier
>>> than that for services to the language.  Those facts cannot be discarded
>>> simply by omission.
>>>
>>> However, if you then look at the list of Bardic Names, Delynyer
>>> Hendhyscans is there, followed by the words "resigned" and Weatherhill.
>>>
>>> Someone at the Gorsedd is being disingenuous, I feel.
>>>
>>> Craig
>>>
>>> Golvan, too is there, correctly identified (by surname only) as Williams
>>> - but no mention of resignation.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Pat wrote:
>>>     
>>>       
>>>> http://www.gorsethkernow.org.uk/english/archives/newbards/bardic_roll.pdf
>>>>
>>>> http://www.gorsethkernow.org.uk/english/archives/newbards/bardic_names.pdf
>>>>
>>>> This is the link to this years which were announced last week.
>>>> http://www.gorsethkernow.org.uk/english/archives/newbards/bard2008.htm
>>>>
>>>>       
>>>>         
>>>>> My apologies for going off topic Michael, but we have recently put 2
>>>>> new lists of Bards on the Gorseth website which can be searched by
>>>>> surname or Bardic names.
>>>>>         
>>>>>           
>>>> Give the URLs?
>>>> --
>>>> Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com <http://www.evertype.com/>
>>>>
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