[Spellyans] Falmouth

Janice Lobb janicelobb at gmail.com
Mon Apr 28 16:36:01 IST 2014


the Cussel is right behind you, Craig - we favour Falmeth
Jan


On Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 2:52 PM, Craig Weatherhill <craig at agantavas.org>wrote:

> Thereby hangs the problem.  When such an invention has been in place for
> half a century or more, you are simply not going to get revivalists to give
> it up, and that covers UC/UCR users as well as KK users.
>
> I tried, Nicholas - believe me, I tried………  In the end, I was lucky to get
> the slight amendment to the invention!
>
> Craig
>
>
>
> On 2014 Ebr 28, at 13:19, Nicholas Williams wrote:
>
> Preferring the attested Arwennak to the unattested (and indeed impossible)
> Aberfal/Aberfala is yet another example of the way in which so much of the
> revived language is a conlang.
> I am thinking of such common but unattested toponyms as:
>
> Pow Frynk for Frynk
> Alban (in Lhuyd only and clearly based on the Welsh literary form yr
> Alban) for Scotlond (BK); the Welsh themselves say Sgotland.
> Pow Sows, Bros Sows invented by Nance, for Pow an Sowson in Lhuyd's
> vocabulary in AB.
> Iwerdhon invented by Nance, when Lhuyd has Uordhyn and Tonkin Worthen.
>
> Because a form has been in use does not, in my view, give it legitimacy.
> Kernewek is unattested and historically unjustified, having been invented
> by R. Williams. The correct form should have ow or û.
>
>
> Nicholas
>
>
> On 28 Apr 2014, at 12:40, Craig Weatherhill wrote:
>
> However, the Signage Panel agreed that <Arwennek> was more historically
> valid, but wanted to continue using <Aberfal> which they felt to be well
> established after half a century or more of use.
>
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