[Spellyans] Place-Names & maps

Ken MacKinnon ken at ferintosh.org
Mon Feb 4 16:15:39 GMT 2013


Herbie ha’n gowetha,

 

I made this same suggestion to Craig a few emails ago.   I share this one
with you in the hopes someone can pick it up.

 

Two are three years ago someone produced a map of Cornwall and Scilly and
shared it on this group.   I am attaching a copy.   It was a very good start
and I have suggested that a larger scale map with Craig’s 3,000+ place-names
is what is needed now if we are to make a case for authentic
Cornish-language place-names based on professional historical, linguistic
and toponymic research.

 

Some years ago Estate Publications brought out an Official Tourist Map of
Cornwall / Kernow.  A considerable number of the place-names were also given
in Cornish from information supplied by Cussel an Tavas Kernuak, Agan Tavas,
and Ertaj Kevnow Strothys (sic)  Crown Copyright 2002.    Scale was
1:160,000  (approx 2 ½ miles to the inch) ISBN 1-84192-184-X..  This also
carried the logos of Cornwall Tourist Board, South-west Tourism and the
Ordnance Survey.

 

For info – an ken Ken

 

From: Spellyans [mailto:spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net] On Behalf Of Herbie
Blackburn
Sent: 04 February 2013 12:36
To: 'Standard Cornish discussion list'
Subject: [Spellyans] Place-Names & maps

 

Excited to have received my copy of Craig’s ‘A Concise Dictionary of Cornish
Place-Names’. Looks very comprehensive and well researched, and looking
forward to reading it and then having it by for reference.

Following on from the maps’ emails, any thought of producing a Cornish
Place-Name Map based on the contents of this book? It could be a great
additional asset, and may even be an attractive tourist souvenir if pitched
right. I could imagine picking one up at one of those many whirly book/card
stands in the shops of Cornwall, especially it had the air of authenticity
the book has.

Regards

Herbie

eMail: kevin.blackburn1 at ntlworld.com

P Please consider the environment before printing this eMail - thanks

 

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