[Spellyans] Ballroom dancing

Jon Mills j.mills at email.com
Mon Oct 1 13:31:22 IST 2012


Thank you to everyone who has made suggestions for "ballroom". I take Michael's point that semantic distinctions are not necessarily made in all languages. And maybe Cornish does not need to distinguish between "ballroom" and "dance hall". However, my inquiry was for a translation of "ballroom dancing". Suppose, for example, one wanted to announce "ballroom dancing classes". This would require a semantic distinction to convey the particular genre of dance (i.e. "ballroom dancing" not "morris-dancing", etc.). I suppose one could borrow the English word to create "dauns-ballroom". But I suspect such a borrowing would not be popular. Any further suggestions?
 Ol an gwella,
 Jon
----- Original Message -----
From: njawilliams
Sent: 09/28/12 06:04 PM
To: Standard Cornish discussion list
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Ballroom dancing

 Stevel isn't attested outside one occurrence in OCV. It means dining room. Nicholas Sent from my iPhone On 2012 Gwn 28, at 13:16, Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com> wrote: > On 28 Sep 2012, at 11:40, Jon Mills wrote: > >> I agree 'that stevel' may not be the best choice. However there is a semantic distinction between a 'dance' and a 'ball'. A 'ball' is a type of dance event. > > They may not be distinct in every language. > >> There is also a distinction between 'ballroom' and 'dance hall'. 'Ballroom dancing' entails dances such as the waltz, the foxtrot, the tango and precludes hornpipes, reels, and breakdancing. More suggestions, please. > > Daunsva. (< W.) > > Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/ > > > _______________________________________________ > Spellyans mailing list > Spellyans at kernowek.net > http://kernowek.net/mailman/listinfo/spellyans_kernowek.net _______________________________________________ Spellyans mailing list Spellyans at kernowek.net http://kernowek.net/mailman/listinfo/spellyans_kernowek.net



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