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.
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