[Spellyans] Porth

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Fri Jul 25 09:41:23 IST 2008


Ke the ves is attested once.
Ke yn kerdh is the usual way of saying 'go away'. I can't see why they  
write ke dhe-ves with a hyphen.

Nicholas

On 25 Jul 2008, at 09:23, Jon Mills wrote:

> 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,
>> 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.
>>>
>>> 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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