[Spellyans] au

Ken MacKinnon kenmackinnon at enterprise.net
Thu Jul 24 07:45:32 IST 2008


Maybe because Austria is an anglicisation of Oesterreich from Germnan Ost, ostern.  = east

And Australia derives from Latin australis = south.

Just a thought - an Ken ken


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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: A. J. Trim 
  To: Standard Cornish discussion list 
  Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2008 1:58 AM
  Subject: Re: [Spellyans] au


  Yes, I have no problem with these <au>. However, we might still be discussing the <i> and <y>.

  I prefer Austria to Awstria, and Australia to Awstralia.
  Ostria is OK too but not Ostralia. Not sure why though.


  Regards,

  Andrew J. Trim




  From: Eddie Climo 
  Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 11:57 PM
  To: Standard Cornish discussion list 
  Subject: Re: [Spellyans] au


  Looking at Nicholas's UCR Dictionary, we've got a few native Cornish words:
  caugh, caughla, caughwas, faunsya, gaul, gaulak


  and numerous loans such as:
  auctour, auctoryta, an Bys Auncyent, traumatek, raunson, audio, audyt, autystek, hydraulek


  and some foreign toponyms such as:
  Austria, Australia, Enesow Fauklond, Mauritania, Mauricius


  I see no need to change the spelling of any of these; they're fine just as they are.


  Eddie Foirbeis Climo
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