[Spellyans] 'teacher'

Chris Parkinson brynbow at btinternet.com
Sat Jun 19 18:57:46 IST 2010

I don't want it 'to be like Dolly Pentreath's speech' I want KS to be able to represent  late Cornish speech as accurately as possible. And if it can do that I'm quite happy with it. I'm not so bothered what it looks like. However, you have added in the KS the particle 'a' before 'wrug' and 'feu'. And you have added 'w' to 'rug'. Why? To improve it? This is problematic as I have mentioned earlier.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: nicholas williams 
  To: Standard Cornish discussion list 
  Sent: Saturday, June 19, 2010 6:30 PM
  Subject: Re: [Spellyans] 'teacher'

  It is an orthography with recommended inflection attached (in the same way as the SWF allows LC variants). 
  I am not an expert on LC or LC orthography, largely because I believe that using LC spelling + Lhuyd's orthography was a mistake.
  All the same I should transcribe Bodinar's 

  Bluth vee ewe try egence a pemp.Theara vee dean Bodjack an poscas (puscas added underneath). Me rig deskey Cornoack termen me vee mawe. Me vee demore gen seara vee a pemp dean moy en cock. Me rig scantlower clowes eden ger Sowsnack cowes en cock rag sythen ware Bar.

  into KS as

  Bloodh vy yw try ugans ha pymp. Th'erof vy den bohojak an pùscas. Me a wrug desky Kernowek termyn me veu maw. Me a veu da mor gen sîra vy ha pymp den moy i'n côk. Me a wrug scantlowr clowes udn ger Sowsnek cowsys i'n côk rag seythen warbar'.

  They look pretty similar to me as far as the phonology is concerned.

  By the way, if KS in only an orthography, why do you want it to be like Dolly Pentreath's speech? Why can't it sound and look more like the preaching of John Tregear, or Nicholas Boson's speech or the speech of William Jordan? I don't see your point.


  On 19 Efn 2010, at 18:19, Chris Parkinson wrote:

     I understand KS to be an orthography


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