[Spellyans] 'Valley' in Cornish

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Mon Jul 28 12:32:14 IST 2008


I notice that Neil gives in his gerlevran:

valley(n): (usu) rôsh (Lh,WG) var rôz (WG cv PN rose)-ow; (Biblical or  
major) vali(m)-s, e.g. en Vali
Ebron, deveri (WJ); (arch) nans(m)pl nanjow

He considers vali to be a major or biblical valley and nans to be  
archaic.

Nicholas

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".
> Jon
>
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> From: "nicholas williams"
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> Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 10:49:10 +0100
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> 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.
> ....
>
> Nicholas
>
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