[Spellyans] Abbreviating Ordinal Numbers
njawilliams at gmail.com
Wed Mar 25 14:38:36 GMT 2009
The two are not comparable. There is no other word for 'music'; there
is, however, a traditional word for 'second' and it is not nessa.
The disputes about orthography have distracted attention from the
spurious nature of much of the Nancean legacy.
Expressions like yn kever + noun for 'about, concerning', cola 'to
lend', enep 'face', avon 'river', dos ha bos 'become' etc. Now, when
there is something of
a new start, is the time to get rid of all these doubtful items.
On 25 Mar 2009, at 14:03, Daniel Prohaska wrote:
> <Nessa> is widely used as “second” in Revived Cornish. While I use
> <second> and recommend it, I cannot ignore that a very large section
> of the revival uses <nessa>. The same goes for words such as <ilow>.
> You have said something along those lines in “Clappya Kernowek”,
> that this word, though based on a misunderstanding, is too well
> established in the Revival to disallow its use, whether we like it
> or not.
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