[Spellyans] adjectives

Janice Lobb janicelobb at gmail.com
Thu Apr 25 21:18:38 IST 2013


so Yar Rudh Vian, then


On Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 9:28 PM, ewan wilson <butlerdunnit at ntlworld.com>wrote:

> **
> Janice,
>
> I'd be apt to say that the closer the qualifier is to the substantive the
> more general a group it is intending. So
> 'Little, red hen'  means
>  from all the red hens,
>  we concentrate on little such hens!
> The qualifier further out from the substantive, then, is a subset of the
> ones closer to it....if you see what I mean!!
>  Think of ever decreasing circles!
>
> Ewan.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Janice Lobb <janicelobb at gmail.com>
> *To:* Standard Cornish discussion list <spellyans at kernowek.net>
> *Sent:* Thursday, April 25, 2013 8:35 PM
> *Subject:* [Spellyans] adjectives
>
> I know this isn't about spelling - but I would like to hear what other
> people have to say.
> If you have more than one adjective, how do you decide what order to put
> them in?For instance Little Red Hen: is she a red hen that is little or a
> little hen that is red? (In English I would say she is a red hen that is
> little)
> So, is she Yar Rudh Vian or Yar Vian Rudh? And do you still mutate Bian to
> Vian even when it is not directly next to the noun? (Eddie has An Yar Vian
> Rudh in his excellent little book which I am ruthlessly converting into
> SWFL for my students - by the way I see the on-line Baldwin Project has the
> stories with the same illustrations)
> Jan
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