[Spellyans] Place names
craig at agantavas.org
Thu Jan 28 15:59:07 GMT 2010
The Cornish name for St Buryan is Eglos Beryan or Eglosberyan, the
latter being is on two road signs on the village outskirts (one
slightly misspelt as Eglosboryan - although that is attested).
'Saint' wouldn't have come into it. Note that proper names are not
lenited after eglos.
On 28 Gen 2010, at 10:34, Ray Chubb wrote:
> And as we now know the use of Saint/St. before saint's names in
> Cornish place names is totally unwarranted from a historical point
> of view.
> We have got a struggle on our hands because I don't think that even
> all Cornish speakers except this fact.
> On 28 Gen 2010, at 10:12, John Nash wrote:
>> 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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