[Spellyans] Forthcoming.

Christian Semmens christian.semmens at gmail.com
Thu Aug 10 16:01:20 IST 2017


This looks like another must for the collection!

Christian

On 10 August 2017 at 15:14, Ken MacKinnon <ken at ferintosh.org> wrote:

> *This looks particularly good, Craig.*
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> *I await publication date, price and contact for order.*
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> *Keslowena dhysso-jy   - Ken*
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> *From:* Spellyans [mailto:spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net] *On Behalf Of *Craig
> Weatherhill
> *Sent:* 10 August 2017 12:11
> *To:* spellyans at kernowek.net
> *Subject:* [Spellyans] Forthcoming.
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> New book from me, probably to be published in September.
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> THE PLACE-NAMES OF THE LAND'S END PENINSULA: Craig Weatherhill
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> 210pp, A5 format
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> Penwith Press in association with the Penwith Landscape Partnership
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> This book will update, revise and expand upon P.A.S. Pool's "The
> Place-Names of West Penwith" which is now 32 years old.
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> It will be the first to feature all known historic spellings of each name,
> gives 6-figure grid references for each name, and suggests reconstructed
> forms for modern use.
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> The book is divided into lists for each Civil Parish, and represents the
> result of 40 years of research.  Many names that do not feature on any
> current map are included.
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> The orthography used is SWF traditional graph.  However, final -i has been
> retained for a variety of reasons.
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> A choice between <Bre Tiny> and <Bre Tini> (Bartinney Hill) explains one
> of them.
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> In all of these place-names, the only differences between Trad. Graph and
> "Main Form" are K/C and Hw/Wh, so that adaptation
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> to a preferred orthography is a simple task.
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> A comprehensive glossary of elements found in the place-names and
> field-names of the district appends the book.
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> However, the book does not feature field-names, due to the sheer number of
> them, except where relevant to a given place-name.
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> Pool's "The Field-Names of West Penwith" remains the standard work on
> those.
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> This book will be followed, perhaps next Spring, by "The Promontory
> People", a new look at the early history of the Cornish people from the
> initial post-Glacial
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> settlement to c.1100AD.  To be published by Francis Boutle and Son, London.
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