[Spellyans] The sound of r

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Thu Dec 12 22:55:07 GMT 2013


Not if you help them.  However, that is a problem with the Cornish language scene, which has too many people who show disdain for those less able than themselves.

I found, as early as 1981, that a hefty number of  "language bards" tended to form a clique at the Gorsedh, distancing themselves from other bards and putting out a sort of air of "superiority".  The term "language bard" should never be used.  The Cornish Gorsedh rules state that there is only one class of bard, and that is "Bard".    The award is offered for a variety of reasons and achievements but, even so, I wasn't an "archaeology bard"; Roger Venables wasn't a "poetry bard", and David Penhaligon wasn't a "politics bard".  By the same token "language bard" does not exist.

Craig



On 2013 Kev 12, at 22:14, Janice Lobb wrote:

> I know that it is good to strive for good pronunciation ,but, if we get too nit-picky about it, won't people be too frightened to open their mouths?
> 
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> On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 9:54 PM, Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com> wrote:
> On 12 Dec 2013, at 21:15, Nicholas Williams <njawilliams at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > He also says disy:l for Sunday.
> 
> or indeed disjyːl
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> Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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