[Spellyans] Place names

j.mills at email.com j.mills at email.com
Fri Jan 29 09:09:46 GMT 2010


Craig,
What do you have on the place name "St Day"?
Jon


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Dr. Jon Mills, 
School of European Culture and Languages, 
University of Kent



-----Original Message-----
From: Craig Weatherhill <craig at agantavas.org>
To: Standard Cornish discussion list <spellyans at kernowek.net>
Sent: Thu, Jan 28, 2010 4:05 pm
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Place names


Tom - lenition to proper nouns does not occur after 'eglos' and mustn't be introduced - you'll find Eglostetha, Eglosmadern, Eglosberyan (never Eglosdetha or Eglosvadern - a very late Eglosveryan does exist but is most likely a hypercorrection). Why this is, we don't know for certain: it might a rule pertaining to proper nouns or it could be that devoicing is caused by the final S of eglos. Lan, on the other hand, nearly always causes lenition to the following proper noun. 
 
Craig 
 
On 28 Gen 2010, at 14:07, Tom Trethewey wrote: 
 
> 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. 
> 
> Tom 
> 
> --- 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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