[Spellyans] The Cornish name for 'Germany' in the Akademi dictionary

Nicholas Williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Thu Apr 1 12:53:56 BST 2021


Under ‘Germany’ the dictionary of the Akademi Kernewek gives Almayn.
This is attested once:

yth egen yn cres almayn orth vn prys ly RD 2148-49.

Elsewhere, however, the country is known as Germany:

ran in Germany a levery, omma yma crist, omma yma an egglos TH 32
Merowgh inweth war germany, ha kemerogh examply anethy TH 49a 
the whelas myns a geffa a bagans in Germany BK 3231-32.

For phonetic clarity I would spell this word Jermany and would give it penultimate stress.

Since Germany is attested three times, whereas Almayn occurs once only, Germany ought to be included in the dictionary of the Akademi. It should not have been omitted.

Nicholas Williams 
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