[Spellyans] Diacritics in KK

Nicholas Williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Mon Jan 19 08:59:52 GMT 2009


They write Alfeus, Thaddeus, etc. with -us because the English has -us.
Nicholas

On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 12:53 AM, <ajtrim at msn.com> wrote:

> 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
>
>
>
> --------------------------------------------------
> 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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