everson at evertype.com
Sat Jul 18 22:02:43 IST 2009
On 18 Jul 2009, at 21:12, Craig Weatherhill wrote:
> As you know, I regard toponymic evidence to be as valuable and valid
> as textual, for the reason that our texts are limited in both number
> and scope.
> We have: The Gaider (St Keverne, no historical forms); then Garder-
> Wartha/Garder Wollas on St Agnes Beacon; Cathebedron (Caderbaderan
> 1286 is one historical form of this); Chapel Engarder, which
> Nicholas mentions; Meane Cadworth (Gwithian 1613); Pen a Gader and
> Pengadoer (Mevagissey 1302).
> In my opinion, cadar is as valid as chayr.
"Valid" for what? For place-names, sure. What Nicholas was
demonstrating is that the ordinary, unmarked, word for "chair" in the
Cornish texts is "chair".
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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