[Spellyans] Is there a future for the SWF?

Ray Chubb 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.
>
> <mawnan.jpg>
>
> 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!
>
> Craig
>

Ray Chubb

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