[Spellyans] The Cornish for 'cousin'

Ray Chubb ray at spyrys.org
Tue Jul 29 12:40:05 IST 2014


In case anyone is not sure what I am talking about:

'I wasn't saying yu to you I was saying yu to ee over there!'

On 29 Gor 2014, at 11:54, Clive Baker wrote:

> Yet funnily enough Ray, I was taught originally by some of those  
> older speakers and their instruction was just that...yu is like  
> 'you' but shorter, ...'more clipped', were their actual words.  
> Unfortunately they have all passed from this world, and no doubt  
> turning in their graves at some of the things that have happened to  
> our language
> Kemer wyth
> Clive

A bit like the Cornish dialect greeting, now that is a natural Cornish  
sound with nothing speculative about it.

Ray Chubb

Portreth
Kernow

Agan Tavas web site:  www.agantavas.com


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