[Spellyans] yesterday's BIG surprise

Ken MacKinnon ken at ferintosh.org
Thu Jun 7 11:05:59 IST 2012


A gowetha,

 

The Breton example reminds me of the Gaelic idiom here: ‘Abair e’  -
literally ‘Say it.’  You can also hear ‘Abair sin a rithist’  - ‘Say that
again’.

 

-        An ken Ken

 

From: spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net [mailto:spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net]
On Behalf Of Hewitt, Stephen
Sent: 06 June 2012 10:26
To: Standard Cornish discussion list
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] yesterday's BIG surprise

 

Well spotted. It is clywch, clywch in Welsh, which is closely aligned to
English with respect to idiom and phraseology.

 

As there is nothing similar in French, there is no one equivalent phrase in
Breton. The best in this case would be Deud eo ganit/ganeoc’h [come.pp it.is
with you sg/pl.] “You said it!”

 

Just received my copy of Desky Kernowek – it is fabulous, just what I was
looking for. I especially appreciate all the examples from the historical
corpus.

 

Steve

 

From: spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net [mailto:spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net]
On Behalf Of Nicholas Williams
Sent: 06 June 2012 11:22
To: Standard Cornish discussion list
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] yesterday's BIG surprise

 

Surely neither clew, clew nor clowowgh, clowowgh is really a good
translation.

Both follow the English too literally.

Wouldn't it be better to say:

 

Leverys yn tâ!

 

or 

 

Acordys ov yn tien!

 

or

 

An gwir a leverta!

 

or similar?

 

Nicholas

 

 

On 6 Jun 2012, at 09:08, Daniel Prohaska wrote:

 

I would have expected the 2nd person plural, rather than the singular...

clowowgh!, clowowgh!

Dan



On Jun 5, 2012, at 6:44 PM, Craig Weatherhill wrote:



"Clew!  Clew!"

 

Craig

 

 

On 5 Efn 2012, at 14:49, Ken MacKinnon wrote:

 

What is the Cornish for "Hear! Hear !"

 

- an ken Ken

 

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