[Spellyans] Porth

Jon Mills j.mills at email.com
Fri Jul 25 09:23:54 IST 2008


Would 'My a wor donsya' not be better than "My a yll donsya"? And would not 'Bryntin yw an lester ma' be better Cornish than "An lester ma yw bryntin"? And is <bryntin> really SWF?

See http://www.magakernow.org.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=38446&p=0 

Jon


> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ken MacKinnon" <kenmackinnon at enterprise.net>
> To: "Standard Cornish discussion list" <spellyans at kernowek.net>
> Subject: [Spellyans] Porth
> Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 19:44:23 +0100
> 
> 
> 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
> CD.
> 
> 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,
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> The Black Isle, by Dingwall,
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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.
> >
> > 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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Dr. Jon Mills,
School of European Culture and Languages,
University of Kent


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