[Spellyans] 2013 battle plans

Ken MacKinnon ken at ferintosh.org
Mon Feb 6 15:22:25 GMT 2012


A Craig ker,

Yes I am very much aware of this.  Any professionally constituted panel or
authority must of course include yourself and Oliver, as should go without
saying.

However such an authoritative body should be constituted also of attested
Celtic and Onomastic scholars.  I would recommend Prof Nicholas Williams as
one such who has the additional virtues of sound and well-respected Celtic
and Cornish scholarship.    I would also add the Doyen of place-name
scholars, Professor Bill Nicolaisen, who is an Honorary Professor of
Language and Literature of the University of Aberdeen ( as indeed I am
myself - and just within the past few minutes re-appointed !)  

It would certainly be of value for this body to include a suitable and
eminent place-name scholar from Wales.  I would be doubtful if any who were
responsible for Rhestr o Enwau Lleoedd are still extant, and I do not know
who their present-day successors are, but I imagine one of the above might
be able to furnish information, and recommendations.

The virtue of having recognised international scholars on such a body is the
reassurance they can give that the internal specialists and their work
matches the soundness of what can stand up to international standards of
scholarship.  With the exception of your own and Oliver's work I have not
yet come across place-name work in Cornwall which reaches this standard.

Before further  less-than-adequate place-name versions are made manifest and
public, I do feel that a thoroughly professional and
internationally-recognisable and academically attestable body should be set
up.

Yn  gweytyans - Ken

PS As I  understand it, there is no attestation that the Kelliwic of the
Mabinigion is in fact to be understood as the place now called Callington.
Any more that a similarly-named place outside Bodmin where there is now a
business park and a caravan site - or indeed somewhere completely other.
There is in fact a farm on the Lleyn peninsula with the actual same name
which some regard as the best candidate. - K


_______________________________
> Spellyans mailing list
> Spellyans at kernowek.net
> http://kernowek.net/mailman/listinfo/spellyans_kernowek.net
> -----
> No virus found in this message.
> Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
> Version: 2012.0.1913 / Virus Database: 2112/4792 - Release Date:  
> 02/06/12
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> Spellyans mailing list
> Spellyans at kernowek.net
> http://kernowek.net/mailman/listinfo/spellyans_kernowek.net


_______________________________________________
Spellyans mailing list
Spellyans at kernowek.net
http://kernowek.net/mailman/listinfo/spellyans_kernowek.net
-----
No virus found in this message.
Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
Version: 2012.0.1913 / Virus Database: 2112/4792 - Release Date: 02/06/12





More information about the Spellyans mailing list