[Spellyans] The recent englyn

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Tue Jul 26 10:13:42 IST 2011


The last line of the englyn Den heb davas a gollas y dir has nothing to do with linguistic nationalism.
It means 'A man without a tongue lost his chance', i.e. if you don't speak up, you miss your opportunity.
I have discussed this englyn and two others in 'The Cornish englyn' Cornish Studies 15 (2007) 11-26.

Nicholas

On 2011 Gor 26, at 09:42, A. J. Trim wrote:

> I find it difficult to accept the usual interpretation:- i.e. that you should use the Cornish language else you'll lose "national" identity - however true that might be.

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