[Spellyans] 'Valley' in Cornish
njawilliams at gmail.com
Mon Jul 28 11:58:10 IST 2008
I hadn't noticed that, and am very relieved.
Nans was used as a simple noun then.
I think I used this passage from PA in my translation of the NT (Luke
23.30), but the word "valley" was not necessary.
The AV reads: Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on
us; and to the hills, Cover us.
On 28 Jul 2008, at 11:38, Jon Mills wrote:
> In PA we find
> "In erna zen menyzyow
> why a ergh warnough coze
> yn ketella an nanssow
> wy a bys ragas cuthe".
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "nicholas williams"
> To: "Standard Cornish discussion list"
> Subject: Re: [Spellyans] , , etc
> Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 10:49:10 +0100
> Apart from the toponym Valy Ebron there are, as far as I am aware,
> no examples in the texts of valy 'valley'. There are no examples of
> nans 'valley' in the texts either.
> Since the author of CW wrote Valy Ebron for the new toponym Valy of
> Hebron, it seems to me (without further evidence) that his ordinary
> word for 'valley' was valy.
> Dr. Jon Mills,
> School of European Culture and Languages,
> University of Kent
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