[Spellyans] The sound of r

Clive Baker clive.baker at gmail.com
Thu Dec 12 23:33:56 GMT 2013


Hear Hear Craig... although I am a "language" bard according to some I use
my tongue rather sharply on those that use the expression... always call a
spade, a spade as you know me full well my friend..

btw, might come down with Mike C for a pint with you soon mate
I am just a bard


On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 10:55 PM, Craig Weatherhill <craig at agantavas.org>wrote:

> 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?
>
>
> 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
>>
>> Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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