[Spellyans] adjectives

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Thu Apr 25 22:01:38 IST 2013


I'd agree with Andrew here.

It's not really "little chicken that happens to be red", but a "RED chicken thay is little".  <Yar rudh ha bian> does this.

Craig



On 2013 Ebr 25, at 21:38, A. J. Trim wrote:

> I think that it would be <Yar Rudh ha Bian>, and the <B> should not mutate (even if the <ha> were omitted.)  However, Welsh would mutate the <B>. Why the difference? Perhaps Cornish mutated but did not write the mutation – or perhaps Cornish always included the <ha>.
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> Andrew J. Trim
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> From: Janice Lobb
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> 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)
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