kenmackinnon at enterprise.net
Thu Jul 24 19:44:23 IST 2008
Craig, and friends. I was in the Bord na Gaidhlig office this afternoon and
I noticed that a complimentary copy of Porth: CD and booklets had been
recieved. I have had a bit of a look through it already. Yet to play the
Has anyone else seen this production. If so what do youi think of it? This
is using and promoting the SWF. I seems attractive from the graphics and
book production point-of-view. I would like Michael's view on the
typrsetting, fonts etc.
'Porth' seems to be based on somewhere like Mousehole / Porth Enys. What
do folk think about that as an introductory device to the language?
I would be very interested in informed critique of this production.
This is has now replaced the series of articles by Rod Lyon as the Kernewek
feature in Cornish World. I shall miss these - and would very much wish
that Rod could do a series of recordings of them. My problem as a distabne
learner (seized up if not in abeyance) is confidence in the pronunciation of
the language. (Spellyans so far does not allay this.)
-an Ken ken
(Prof) Ken MacKinnon,
Ivy Cottage, Ferintosh,
The Black Isle, by Dingwall,
Ross-shire IV7 8HX
Tel: 01349 - 863460
E-mail: kenmackinnon at enterprise.net
----- Original Message -----
From: "Craig Weatherhill" <weatherhill at freenet.co.uk>
To: "Standard Cornish discussion list" <spellyans at kernowek.net>
Sent: Sunday, July 20, 2008 7:12 AM
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] More on bys/bes words and diacritical marks
> 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.
> Golvan, too is there, correctly identified (by surname only) as Williams
> - but no mention of resignation.
> Pat wrote:
>> This is the link to this years which were announced last week.
>> >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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