[Spellyans] vocabulary

Ken MacKinnon ken at ferintosh.org
Fri Jun 25 07:42:36 IST 2010

I for one very much appreciate Nicholas's dictionary.

It contains pretty much the range of words and colloquial expressions in my 
own range of English registers.

So , Neil - put a sock in it!  ( Yes that expression is included as well !)

- Ken

Ken MacKinnon is now on Broadband  with new e-mail addresses:-

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and also at:-
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My former e-mail addresses are no longer able to be used.

(Prof) Ken MacKinnon
Ivy Cottage, Ferintosh,
The Black Isle, by Dingwall,
Ross-shire  IV 7 8HX
Scotland  UK

Tel: 01349 - 863460

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ray Chubb" <ray at spyrys.org>
To: "Standard Cornish discussion list" <spellyans at kernowek.net>
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 9:15 AM
Subject: [Spellyans] vocabulary

>A thread of this discussion which has not been considered is the basis  of 
>Neil Kennedy's criticism of Nicholas's English-Cornish dictionary.
> Neil suggested that Nicholas had gone too far in trying to find a 
> suitable word for every single word of English when in fact Cornish  words 
> have a wide range of meanings.
> One way of avoiding inauthentic borrowings is to remember the wide  range 
> of meanings for some Cornish words.  Nance's 1938 Cornish- English 
> dictionary is probably the best source for that range.
> With regard to trying to sanitise out words considered to be too  English, 
> we should always remember that we are attempting to revive  Cornish which 
> has a history reflecting the history of Cornwall.  Re- writing history at 
> any level is unprofessional and can sometimes be  sinister.
> Ray Chubb
> Portreth
> Kernow
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