[Spellyans] Tregear's Cornish

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Tue Aug 24 10:46:38 IST 2010


On 24 Aug 2010, at 09:39, nicholas williams wrote:

> To the modern reader it seems as though Tregear didn't have a sufficiently large Cornish vocabulary.
> His listeners on the other hand were probably greatly impressed by his command of theological language—albeit in English.


I was told by an eminent lecturer in Burmese at SOAS in London that when a foreigner who has learnt Burmese speaks it, and uses some of the Pali or Sanskrit loanwords, the Burmese are very impressed and congratulate the foreigner on his excellent Burmese.

Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/





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