[Spellyans] Is there a future for the SWF?
craig at agantavas.org
Thu May 31 09:46:29 BST 2012
There's something in one of the 'Old Cornwall' journals about Cornish
inscriptions at Mawnan. I'll seek it out. I don't think they're very
On 31 Me 2012, at 09:26, Ray Chubb wrote:
> Craig, do you have any information on the pedigree of this
> On 30 Me 2012, at 22:38, Craig Weatherhill wrote:
>> The lych gate at Mawnan church.
>> I believe this is a line from one of the Miracle Plays: In SWF: Da
>> dhymm hedhyw nessa dhe Dhuw.
>> I'm told that there is more inside the church but every the I go
>> there the place is locked up. Probably to stop the Owlman (who
>> haunts the woods around the chruch) and Morgawr ( our sea monster
>> who lives at the mouth of the Helford below the church) from
>> getting in.
>> Mawnan (patron is the Celtic St Maunan) illustrates a need to have
>> the <au> graph added to SWF for loan words (dauns, cauns, etc) and
>> ancient personal names (Austol, Maunan, Maugan, etc). SWF uses <o>
>> and <Ostel, Monan, Mogan not only look awful but invite widespread
>> mispronunciation). Then, for Lannvausa (St Mawes) the SWF does
>> what KK did and writes <*Lannvowsedh>! Why? - it's the same vowel!
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