[Spellyans] 'special'

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Wed Jul 27 11:19:26 IST 2011


Whatever the motive may have been, the Glossary gives an unattested and borrowed word, in preference to a word in the earliest continuous text.
It looks rather as though the compilers hadn't read the texts. 


On 2011 Gor 27, at 10:46, Daniel Prohaska wrote:

> Nicholas,
> The vocabulary listed in the SWF glossary is only a very small part of the vocabulary used in Revived Cornish today. You have mentioned the tendency for linguistic purism and attitudes and arguments along similar lines and indeed the word you will rather hear in RC today is arbennek ~ arbednek rather than specyal which is perceived as being English – and thus not-Cornish.
> I can assure you that specyal will be part of my SWF dictionary.
> Dan  

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