[Spellyans] Diacritics in KK

ajtrim at msn.com ajtrim at msn.com
Mon Jan 19 00:53:30 GMT 2009


Why didn't they just write: Alfe, Thadde, Barteme, Time, Sakke, Nere, 
Hymene, Emma?
Did they really need to Latinise these names in Cornish?
The Latin "-us" endings add nothing to the story.
Diacritical marks are sometimes useful but they should always be kept to a 
minimum.


Regards,

Andrew J. Trim



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From: "Nicholas Williams" <njawilliams at gmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 18, 2009 9:53 PM
To: "Standard Cornish discussion list" <spellyans at kernowek.net>
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Diacritics in KK

> I particularly like Time-us. Looks like a trade name.
>
> Nicholas
>
> On 1/18/09, Owen Cook <owen.e.cook at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Good Lord, they were using "Alfe-us, Thadde-us, Barteme-us, Time-us,
>>  Sakke-us, Nere-us, Hymene-us, Emma-us" before? Yick.
>>
>>  ~~Owen
>>
>>  2009/1/17 Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com>:
>>
>> > Evidently the diaeresis is now recommended to show hiatus in foreign 
>> > names.
>>  > See http://www.bibelkernewek.com/chanjyow_efan.htm
>>  >
>>  > That would be "diacritics in KK", wouldn't it?
>>  >
>>  > Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
>>
 





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