[Spellyans] Is there a future for the SWF?

Ray Chubb ray at spyrys.org
Thu May 31 10:03:03 IST 2012


Therefore the inscription was there before the start of the revival in  
1904.  That makes it significant.

On 31 Me 2012, at 09:49, N Meek wrote:

> Ray,
>
> One of the Cornish language magazines had an article on this back in  
> April 2009.
>
> If I am translating correctly is states:-
>
> c. 1868 BM was discovered.
>
> 1872 Whitley Stokes published BM
>
> 1881 the gate was erected at St Mawnan.
>
> 1920 The graveyard was enlarged.
>
> No one knows exactly when the inscription was put on the gate.
>
> The article gives the same translation as Nicholas.
>
> [I am no expert, but the Gothic script may give a clue]
>
> I hope that helps
>
> Nev
>
> On 31 May 2012 09:26, Ray Chubb <ray at spyrys.org> wrote:
> 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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