[Spellyans] chair

Ray Chubb ray at spyrys.org
Mon Jul 20 17:38:25 IST 2009


And there is always poetic licence.  'cadar' has two syllables 'chayr'  
only has one, not to mention different rhyming possibilities.

On 20 Gor 2009, at 10:16, nicholas williams wrote:

> By the way, I did not begin this thread in order to condemn the use  
> of cadar, but to justify the use of chair. It seems better to use  
> the attested word, rather than the unattested one, where possible.  
> In this case cadar was clearly part of the vocabulary of Cornish at  
> one time, and may well have been understood by Middle Cornish  
> speakers. It clearly wasn't their usual word, which seems to have  
> been chair. That's why I used and use chair in preference to cadar.
>
> Nicholas

Ray Chubb

Portreth
Kernow




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