weatherhill at freenet.co.uk
Thu Jul 24 23:16:01 IST 2008
No, I haven't as yet seen the Porth productions which, I understand,
have been put together by Will Coleman - in which case, they are bound
to be good. Will performed wonders with his Sense of Place educational
project but, as usual, he was shamefully treated by the authorities and
got out of it. Rather as I did (although I was pushed rather than
jumped). As long as he can earn a living, he will achieve. It's in his
nature and his heart. The Cornish language needs something like this,
though. It is aimed at young people and it is to the shame of us all
that the younger generations have been neglected by all language
groups. Of course, the lack of opportunity to get Cornish into schools
(up to now, that is) has not helped but there has been a lack of
understanding across the board that, if Cornish is to have any future at
all, then we must target it at the young. Here, we can't point the
finger at anyone - we have all been to blame, including the Gorsedd.
I can suggest to Rod that he puts his articles on CD. His pronunciation
is very good indeed, and his fluency is equalled by very few.
Ken MacKinnon wrote:
> 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,
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> ----- 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?
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