[Spellyans] loan words
Dr Jon Mills
j.mills at email.com
Mon Feb 21 11:08:15 GMT 2011
In fact, nearly half of the word forms in the entire corpus appear only once.
Ol an gwella,
Dr. Jon Mills,
University of Kent
From: Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com>
To: Standard Cornish discussion list <spellyans at kernowek.net>
Sent: Mon, Feb 21, 2011 10:57 am
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] loan words
On 21 Feb 2011, at 09:19, Craig Weatherhill wrote:
> I don't think anyone's objecting, Jon (at least not on here). Michael's list
elow illustrates my viewpoint rather well. BM and CW used this loan word
paringly, as I'm suggesting we do.
This is not the right interpretation. It is true to say that the word is not
ttested frequently in BM and CW, but this does not imply that the authors were
imiting their use of this word because of the kind of aesthetic which you (or
thers) may wish to apply in the Revived language. You can't infer a distaste
or the word merely because it occurs only once. There are hundreds of words in
M and CW which occur only once.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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