[Spellyans] Pronuncaiation

Ken MacKinnon ken at ferintosh.org
Wed Jan 23 12:50:21 GMT 2013


Meur ras dhys, Eddie.

 

Much obliged for the rhyme - but Nicholas has some reservations about using
freth .

 

Durachdan - Ken

 

From: Spellyans [mailto:spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net] On Behalf Of Hedley
Climo
Sent: 23 January 2013 09:35
To: Standard Cornish discussion list
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Pronuncaiation

 

Ken whek,

 

Y hyllyr leverel, 

            "Gwell Kernewek nag yu freth, 

              Es an tavas yn y veth."

 

Del wodher, yma boghes den hedhyu a vyn 'myras aga frygow war nans' hag y ow
queles an ger 'freth' usyes yndelma; mes hem yu an tavaseth y'n Dasserghyans
dre vras.

 

Eddie Climo

 

 

On 2013 Gen 22, at 13:04, Ken MacKinnon wrote:





Jon,

 

Some good few years ago I concocted some words of encouragement for my then
Gaelic class: Is fhearr Gaidhlig bhriste na Gaidhlig 'na ciste.    ('Better
broken Gaelic than Gaelic in its coffin').

 

This took off and has enjoyed a life of its own.  It sparked off a
controversy as to whether briste should be aspirated or not: 'Gaidhlig
bhriste.' meaning broken Gaelic, and 'Gaelic briste' meaning 'Gaelic (that
is) broken..'

 

I have also seen it quoted as on 'old Gaelic proverb', and seen it written
on a wall in Edinburgh.   Maybe it is worth a Cornish version:   'Gwella
Kernowek terrys ages Kernowek encledhys' ?    ...   Could be improved upon -
especially re rhymes.    We could also have a controversy about spelling and
pronouncing encledhys.

 

-        An ken Ken  (estuary English speaker)

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