[Spellyans] Goat

Ken MacKinnon kenmackinnon at enterprise.net
Mon Apr 6 14:33:54 IST 2009


I was wondering about your mare Larnie over the winter, Craig.   There was 
not much time - and I hesitated to enquire at Lostwithiel.

Solicitations. - Ken

(Prof) Ken MacKinnon,
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Craig Weatherhill" <weatherhill at freenet.co.uk>
To: "Standard Cornish discussion list" <spellyans at kernowek.net>
Sent: Monday, April 06, 2009 9:48 AM
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Goat


Margh yw best hep parow is inscribed on the slate plaque which is
placed on my mare Larnie's grave (my thanks to Nicholas for supplying
that).  She died on Nov. 1 2008, aged 37, and was in my ownership for
21 superb years.  She took part in 2 ITV programmes (Westcountry Lives
and Time Travels - the Battle of Vellan-druchar), and the only film
trailer ever produced to promote a novel (my own 'The Lyonesse
Stone'), and is written into the third of the trilogy to be published
later this year.

Craig

On 6 Ebr 2009, at 08:39, Jon Mills wrote:

> And also in Origo Mundi (123-7):
> "yt'hanwaf bugh ha tarow | ha margh yw best hep parow | the vap den  rag 
> ymweres | gaver yweges karow | daves war ve lavarow"
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jon Mills"
> To: "Standard Cornish discussion list"
> Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Goat
> Date: Mon, 06 Apr 2009 07:35:45 +0000
>
> This item is also found in Beunans Meriasek:
> "pen bogh ha gaver pelys" 'A billy-goat's head and a skinned nanny- goat.' 
> [Ton 1504: 3418]
> Jon
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "nicholas williams"
> To: "Standard Cornish discussion list"
> Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Goat
> Date: Sat, 4 Apr 2009 15:58:47 +0100
>
> ‘Goat’
> The only attestations I can find are:
>
> Gavar ‘Capra [nanny goat]’ AB: 46b, 291b
> Gavar, A goat, Gever [pl.] AB: 243a
> Gever, Gever ul [pl.] Nicholas Boson [ul = oll]
> ley, oghan, devas, ha gyffras [pl.] TH 27a
>
> The dialect word gayver means ‘sea crayfish’ < *gavar mor.
>
> On 4 Apr 2009, at 15:40, Michael Everson wrote:
>
>> gavar, pl gever, gyfras
>
>
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