[Spellyans] 'teacher'

Chris Parkinson brynbow at btinternet.com
Sat Jun 19 18:19:49 IST 2010

Nicholas, thankyou for drawing our attention to Bodinar's letter. But when you say it seems to you to be very close to KS, I'm not sure what you mean. I understand KS to be an orthography, and this letter doesn't look much like the KS orthography of your recent translations,  which I find clear and relatively easy to read.  It simply looks like the Late Cornish orthography which has caused learners quite a few problems. I would very much like to see this letter written in KS and it would be a big help to many learners if late Cornish could be transcribed authentically, without the wholesale alterations of vocabulary and morphology which have characterised some published versions of late Cornish. 

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: nicholas williams 
  To: Standard Cornish discussion list 
  Sent: Saturday, June 19, 2010 3:15 PM
  Subject: Re: [Spellyans] 'teacher'

  William Bodinar was a neighbour of Dolly's. His letter written in 1776, while Dolly was still alive, seems to me to be very close to KS with Late C. features.
  You will find the text at http://home.btconnect.com/htm_cornwall/traditional%20texts/bodinar_lether.html


  On 18 Efn 2010, at 23:09, ewan wilson wrote:

    As I've said before, it does regularly cross my mind- is this the language Dolly P. and her associates'd have used? 


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