[Spellyans] musical 'score' ?

Daniel Prohaska daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Sun Apr 1 11:00:23 IST 2012


Gendall glosses his ‹ketgorah› (SWF ‹keskorra› ~ ‹kescorra›) as 'put together, assemble, orchestrate'.
Dan


On Mar 24, 2012, at 4:17 PM, Eddie Climo wrote:

> Does anyone have any thoughts on the Cornish word for a score/to score (in music)?
> 
> Neither Nance, Williams, Kennedy nor Gendall seem to have anything for this concept. MAGA's SWF-M School Dictionary has this in its thematic list of musical terms:
> 
>> § Music/Ilow: score. skot
> 
> However, this has to be a malapropism. Nance, Williams, Kennedy and Gendall are all quite clear that K. scot refers to a a financial idea, such as a bill or tavern reckoning (similar, of course, to its meaning in English expressions such as 'pay the scot' or 'scot-free').
> 
> Welsh seems to have had problems with musical scores as well, The Geiriadur Mawr only offers cerddoriaeth (which really refers to music), and sgôr (clearly a loan). The Geiriadur Prifysgol gives sgôr and the verb sgoria. Both agree that this loan covers both musical and sporting scores.
> 
> Sure, we can use something like musyk scryfys or Nicholas's UCR offerings:
>> orchestrate. v. desedha rag orchestra; orchestratya
> 
>> sheet music. n. ylow war folennow
> 
> On this basis, perhaps desedhyans might be stretched to do service for 'musical arrangement; orchestration'.
> 
> Does that suffice, or do we need to borrow *scor/*scorya like the Welsh did?
> 
> regards,
> 
> Eddie Climo
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