[Spellyans] Place names

Ken MacKinnon ken at ferintosh.org
Thu Jan 28 15:44:01 GMT 2010


I have a word for this 'cultural false consciousness'.   A good example of this was Councillr Morwenna Williams on Inside Out last Monday.  She thought that the use of Cornish language made the Cornish people look ridiculous.  She might have set a good example herself by changing her name.

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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Tom Trethewey 
  To: Standard Cornish discussion list 
  Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2010 2:07 PM
  Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Place names

        There is a very good "reason for it".  The Cornish form (I favour Eglosveryan) indicates the pronunciation, while the Anglicized St Buryan is ambiguous in this respect.


        --- On Thu, 28/1/10, John Nash <mim.oldwellstudio at btinternet.com> wrote:

          From: John Nash <mim.oldwellstudio at btinternet.com>
          Subject: [Spellyans] Place names
          To: "Standard Cornish discussion list" <spellyans at kernowek.net>
          Date: Thursday, 28 January, 2010, 10:12

          How much support are people finding for Cornish to be used in public signage? I recently mailed St Buryan Parish council to ask why our very nice brand new village sign didn't include somehwere the name in Cornish, as this wouldn't have added to the cost. The answer was simply that "they saw no reason for it" and that "of the eleven councillors, ten were St Buryan born and bred".
          Oll an gwella
          John Nash
          Lamorna (Sadly, not born and bred in St Buryan)

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