[Spellyans] loan words
craig at agantavas.org
Tue Feb 22 08:55:19 GMT 2011
Exactly that, Eddie. I began this thread topic and nowhere have I
said "stamp out loan words", or anything like it. What I'd rather not
see is loan-words being preferred to attested Cornish ones. Use them,
by all means. They extend the vocabulary. I see nothing there that
suggests anything other than sanity or perspective. But then - hey!
What do I know? I'm just an unqualified enthusiast (where have I come
across this before?). People will interpret/reject my words in their
own way, I guess.
Time to move on.
On 22 Whe 2011, at 06:56, Eddie Climo wrote:
> On 2011 Whe 22, at 00:21, ewan wilson wrote:
>> Thank you for that bit of sanity and perspective in this, Nicholas!
>> Having learned Welsh ( North variety!) I've long felt that Cornish
>> though obviously a cousin, has its own distinctive and in some ways
>> richer vocab and registers through this rich vein of loans. To lose
>> them all in some misguided 'purge' would not just impoverish but as
>> you demonstrate take us a step away from the classic texts of the
>> language arguably at its height.
> It is, of course, well known that George carried out just such a
> 'purge' with his KK. But who on this forum has been advocating
> 'losing them all' in that way? Have I overlooked the posts in which
> this was being urged, perhaps?
> Certainly, for my part, I've advocated no such extreme measures,
> calling instead for moderation in their use, and suggesting they be
> reserved for less formal, more colloquial registers —as is the case
> with 'Wenglish' (at least, that's how it was in Bangor back in the
> Eddie Foirbeis Climo
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