[Spellyans] tavas

Hewitt, Stephen s.hewitt at unesco.org
Thu May 16 16:50:35 IST 2013


I well remember being in the Fadgel Inn a number of times in the mid-1970s. The acoustic impression was indeed striking, and quite reminiscent of equivalent watering holes in Brittany.

Steve

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From: Spellyans [mailto:spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net] On Behalf Of Craig Weatherhill
Sent: 15 May 2013 13:09
To: Standard Cornish discussion list
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] tavas

Now "Chough Digital".  I've just e-mailed Chris to enquire whether "Voices from Levant" is the one with the voices of Willie Warren, Jack Strick and the other old regulars from the Radgel Inn, Pendeen (now long gone, all of them).  If so, I'll put in a  firm order (he's only charging £6.99 per CD).

Craig



On 2013 Me 15, at 11:09, Craig Weatherhill wrote:

> Yes, Chris markets as "Chough Tapes" (or he used to).
> 
> Craig
> 
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> On 2013 Me 14, at 20:58, Daniel Prohaska wrote:
> 
>> Craig, 
>> Can these tapes be made available to the public?
>> Dan
>> 
>> 
>> On May 14, 2013, at 8:42 PM, Craig Weatherhill wrote:
>> 
>>> You would if you'd heard old men in West Cornish pubs 25-30 years ago.  Sentences with heavy stress on some words and fired out like bullets.  Almost like an argument.  I remain convinced that this manner of speech, and at least some of the unique vowel sounds were locally transferred from Cornish into English - the reason being that you simply don't hear it anywhere else (and, sadly, hardly at all now).
>>> 
>>> Chris Blount (ex-Radio Cornwall when it still had some connection with Cornwall) has tapes that he recorded in the 80s in the Radgel Inn, Pendeen, on which you can still hear this in all its glory.
>>> 
>>> Craig
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>>> 
>>> 
>>> On 2013 Me 14, at 19:25, Michael Everson wrote:
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>>>> On 14 May 2013, at 19:12, Craig Weatherhill <craig at agantavas.org> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> Mushier?  How about "lively and manly spoken" (Scawen)?  (Although also, "softer in sound than the Welsh" [Carew]).
>>>> 
>>>> Softer would be the non-staccato mushiness. ;-)
>>>> 
>>>> Lively might be intonation, which is lively enough in Cornish English. Heavens know how anyone would interpret "manly" though.
>>>> 
>>>> Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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