[Spellyans] Frisian orthography

Christian Semmens christian.semmens at gmail.com
Fri Nov 15 13:45:12 GMT 2013


This might be a bit closer to your price range... :)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/0713448520?SubscriptionId=AKIAIWBZRQIIPF7IKQPA&tag=bookbutleruk-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=12734&creativeASIN=0713448520&condition=used

Christian


On 15 November 2013 12:55, Craig Weatherhill <craig at agantavas.org> wrote:

> Good God!  That's a ridiculous price!  The original price was £19.95
> (hardback).
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> Craig
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> On 2013 Du 15, at 12:28, Herbie Blackburn wrote:
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>      Wow – thanks for that Craig – had a quick look for "Exploration of a
> Drowned Landscape",  - £257.11<http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/0713448520/ref=tmm_hrd_new_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=new>om Amazon! Maybe not just yet then!
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> eMail: kevin.blackburn1 at ntlworld.com
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> *From:* Spellyans [mailto:spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net] *On Behalf Of *Craig
> Weatherhill
> *Sent:* 15 November 2013 09:54
> *To:* Standard Cornish discussion list
> *Subject:* Re: [Spellyans] Frisian orthography
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> Cornish was the language on the Isles of Scilly (often just "Scilly", but
> never "Scilly Isles", by the way), but its use died out c.1700, earlier
> than when it became moribund as a community language in West Penwith and
> the Lizard.  Several Scillonian place-names show Late Cornish
> characteristics, such as pre-occlusion and S>J.  Scillonian English has
> developed its own dialect and dialect vocabulary, a paper on the latter
> being published by Charles Thomas in JRIC some years ago.
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> Thomas (whose book: "Exploration of a Drowned Landscape", Batsford 1985;
> about the archaeology and history of Scilly, is required reading) believed
> that he had found the Cornish word for "Scillonian" in a record of a man
> described as "Sullouk", i.e. Syllowek.  The Cornish name for Scilly is well
> attested as: Syllan (but never "Enesow/Enesek Syllan").  The apparent
> collective name probably stems from the fact that the bulk of the present
> islands formed a single land-mass until c.500 AD, with a few off-islands to
> its SW - the origin of the lost land of Lyonesse legend.  In the now
> submerged area, round house settlements and field patterns can be seen from
> the air against the sandy bottom in many places, by virtue of the fact that
> seaweeds fix themselves to the stone walls.
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> Thomas believes that the islands are named after the Celtic goddess Sulis
> ("sillis"), also commemorated at Bath (Aquae Sulis); her name meaning
> something like "The Watcher".
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> Craig
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