[Spellyans] Abbreviating Ordinal Numbers

Ray Chubb ray at spyrys.org
Wed Mar 25 15:31:24 GMT 2009


On 25 Mer 2009, at 15:15, Michael Everson wrote:

> On 25 Mar 2009, at 14:38, nicholas williams wrote:
>
>> 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.
>
> All one can do to "get rid" of doubtful items is to use un-doubtful  
> things on one's publications.
>
> That we are doing.

We are indeed.  See my revised edition of Michael Palmer's Jory.  An  
excellent work for its time but Cornish studies have moved on.  So no  
more 'yn kever', no 'nefra' for never in the past, and no 'traow' for  
things.  Anyone reading the revised edition would hardly notice the  
changes.
>
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