[Spellyans] Ballroom dancing

Lowe Jenefer jlowe at cornwall.gov.uk
Fri Sep 28 12:00:39 IST 2012


There is also a difference between 'hel' hall used for village halls
etc. and a plush ballroom in a hotel, which was where 'stevel dons' was
used in the newsletter. 

 

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From: spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net
[mailto:spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net] On Behalf Of Jon Mills
Sent: 28 September 2012 11:41
To: Standard Cornish discussion list
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Ballroom dancing

 

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. 

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.
Ol an gwella,
Jon

	----- Original Message -----

	From: Michael Everson

	Sent: 09/28/12 08:44 AM

	To: Standard Cornish discussion list

	Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Ballroom dancing

	 

	 
	On 28 Sep 2012, at 08:36, Craig Weatherhill wrote: 
	 
	> I don't think "stevel" is a very good choice.  Usually the
word indicates a chamber or dining-room; something a lot smaller than
the space required for ballroom dancing. 
	 
	Hence "hel dauncya" 
	 
	Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/ 
	 
	 
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