[Spellyans] gawas 'to get'

Ray Chubb ray at spyrys.org
Thu Sep 8 09:48:05 IST 2011


On 8 Gwn 2011, at 09:35, nicholas williams wrote:

> The pronunciation, lexicon and syntax of Israeli Hebrew are heavily  
> deSemitised and indeed Europeanised.
> The spelling of Israeli Hebrew on the other hand is that of Biblical  
> and Rabbinical Hebrew.

Precisely!  and Hebrew has had far more money and academic interest  
pumped into it than Cornish.  So isn't there just a small chance that  
the Israelis got it right and Nance is to be commended for,  
independently, coming up with the same approach for Cornish?

>
> On 2011 Gwn 8, at 09:31, Ray Chubb wrote:
>
>> 1.	Is it valid to invent spellings for a language that can only be  
>> revived from the written records?  How much invention is there in  
>> modern Hebrew?
>>
>
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Ray Chubb

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