[Spellyans] Etymology of Cornish language months of the year andseasons

Ken MacKinnon ken at ferintosh.org
Wed Feb 10 15:18:29 GMT 2010


And the divisions of periods within the day.

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Trethewey" <dlrt2 at cam.ac.uk>
To: "Standard Cornish discussion list" <spellyans at kernowek.net>
Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 3:15 PM
Subject: [Spellyans] Etymology of Cornish language months of the year 
andseasons


> Anyone have a clue about the etymology of the Cornish language names of
> months of the year and of the seasons?
>
> We have a poet who has been attached as an "Artist Associate" to the
> Institute of Astronomy, Melanie Challenger.
>
> She gave a talk today about "Astronomical ideas in small and endangered
> languages" speaking mostly about Inuit, and how their languages express
> astronomical and timekeeping ideas.
>
> I was wondering what the Cornish language could contribute to this
> discussion, where do the words for the months and seasons come from in
> Cornish?
>
> David
>
> -- 
> David Trethewey
> Institute of Astronomy
>
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