eddie_climo at yahoo.co.uk
Fri May 17 21:08:43 BST 2013
I agree entirely, having long been of the impression that the MC texts generally read more like colloquial language than a supposed 'literary' register. Of course, I make this judgement by comparison with the the greater gap between the two registers in Welsh.
On 17 May 2013, at 15:59, Nicholas Williams <njawilliams at gmail.com> wrote:
> What Gendall says is not wholly true. All the plays, the Ordinalia, Beunans Meriasek, the Creation of the World and now Bewnans Ke are in the form of dialogue. The distinction which Gendall and others make between "literary" Middle Cornish and "colloquial" Late Cornish cannot be sustained. Look for example at the following random examples from the plays (
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