[Spellyans] Is there a future for the SWF?
ray at spyrys.org
Thu May 31 09:26:54 IST 2012
Craig, do you have any information on the pedigree of this inscription?
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
> 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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