[Spellyans] loan words

Dr Jon Mills j.mills at email.com
Wed Feb 23 11:27:01 GMT 2011


Craig,
is "banadhlek" attested in Cornish toponymy? I don't find this word in the texts.
Ol an gwella,
Jon

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Dr. Jon Mills, 
University of Kent



-----Original Message-----
From: Craig Weatherhill <craig at agantavas.org>
To: Standard Cornish discussion list <spellyans at kernowek.net>
Sent: Wed, Feb 23, 2011 11:03 am
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] loan words


"Banallek" was originally "banadhlek". 
 
Craig 
 
On 23 Whe 2011, at 11:09, ewan wilson wrote: 
 
> Yes, DYWYVER is another simply splendid coinage that goes to prove > that Cornish has an innate facility more than most languages for > producing the neatest of neologisms! I off to attend to my dywyver > right now! I don't think I remember this in any of my Cornish > dictionaries- or certainly have not picked up on it! Thanks for > bringing it to my attention. 
> 
> Ewan. 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: Eddie Climo 
> To: Standard Cornish discussion list 
> Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 6:46 AM 
> Subject: Re: [Spellyans] loan words 
> 
> On 2011 Whe 23, at 00:04, ewan wilson wrote: 
>> ... I think pellgowser is far more euphonic and just asks to be >> used!! 
> 
> Agreed. I also like 'dywyver' for a radio, it being of course a > calque on the obsolescent English 'wireless'. I also like the > distinction many Kernewegoryon make between this pair, an English > loan and a native Brythonic word: 
> torchen - an electric torch 
> faklen - a flaming torch. 
> 
> Oddly enough, these last two were amongst the first words I ever > learnt in Cornish, along with 'banallek', a furze thicket (with > geminate -ll-, mind you!) 
> 
> Eddie Climo 
> 
> 
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