[Spellyans] 'Cornish'

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Wed Nov 23 11:35:46 GMT 2011


Gendall's source dictionary (1995 ed.) has:

Cornish language:
Carnoack, Cornoack, Curnoock (Nicholas Boson)
Kornooack, Kernuak, Cornoack, Carnoack, Kernooak (John Boson)
Kernowak, Cornoack (Gwavas)
Cornowok (1572)
Kernuack (circumflex on U) (Lhuyd)

The Cornish:
an Curnowean (Nicholas Boson)
Curnoack (Oliver Pender)
an Kornuak (circumflex on U) (Gwavas)

Craig




On 23 Du 2011, at 10:52, Jon Mills wrote:

> These are the citations that I have for Kernowek. Let me know if I  
> have missed any.
>
> m.
> • Cornish language
> "Cycely called Agnes Davey whore and whore bitch in English and not  
> in Cornowok"
> [Consistory Court 1572]
> "Me rig deskey Cornoack termen me vee mawe"
> 'I learned Cornish when I was a boy"
> [Bodinar]
> "ma mouy Sousenack clappiez dre eza Curnooack"
> 'there is more English spoken than Cornish'
> [Nicholas Boson (MS in Royal Institution of Cornwall)]
> "Elo why clapier Kernuack"
> 'Can you speak Cornish?'
> [Tonkin MSS B: 207.i]
> adj.
> • Cornish
> "na rig a vee biscath gwellas lever Cornoack"
> 'I never saw a Cornish book'
> [Bodinar]
> "En levra coth po vo Tour Babel gwres | Scriffas, Gomar mab Japhet  
> vo en Beas | Ha Dotha Tavaz Kornooack vo Res"
> 'Att building Babels Tower as Books dow tell | Did Gomar Grandson  
> vnto Noah dwell | To whom the Ancient Cornish Language ffell'
> [John Boson (1712) in Gwavas Collection ff.63, 7r]
> "Me ri marci dh'eu rag goz Neuodhou vorth an kenza Den Kernuak"
> 'I give thanks to you for your news about the first Cornish man'
> [John Boson to William Gwavas dated 5 April 1710:]
>
>
>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Craig Weatherhill
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>> Subject: [Spellyans] 'Cornish'
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>> Is there any textual evidence of "Kernowek" being used to mean
>> 'Cornish', other than reference to the language?
>>
>> Craig
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