[Spellyans] Falmouth

Clive Baker clive.baker at gmail.com
Mon Apr 28 17:39:17 IST 2014


I teach all my students Arwennak for Falmouth, and Wordhen for Ireland...
it seemed the only sensible thing to do, and I see Wordhen being used by a
lot of people now. Hopefully over time the same sensible thing will happen
for Arwennak.
Clive


On Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 4:36 PM, Janice Lobb <janicelobb at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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