[Spellyans] Cornish for 'England'

Daniel Prohaska daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Thu Apr 1 23:57:07 BST 2021


https://cornishdictionary.org.uk/#England

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> On 2. Apr 2021, at 00:00, Nicholas Williams <njawilliams at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> The online dictionary of the Akademi Kernewek is becoming less and less authentic daily. 
> There was a time when s.v. England they gave three possibilities: Ynglond, Pow Sows and Pow an Sowson. 
> Now, however, they give only one: Pow Sows.
> 
> Ynglond is attested three times in Traditional Cornish:
> 
> lymmyn the drelya the gen pow ny a ynglonde, hemma a yll bos lell cowsys TH 50a-51
> nynses onyn an gevas mar ver cawse the favera an sea han stall a rom dell gevas englond TH 51
> ha y fe danvenys omma the Englond an moyba notabill ha auncyent tus dyskys rag progath TH 51.
> 
> Pow an Sowson is given by Lhuyd in Archaeologia Britannica page 42:
> 
> 
> 
> 
> The one form now allowed by the Akademi dictionary is Pow Sows which is not attested anywhere.
> 
> The Akademi dictionary uses an inauthentic and ambiguous orthography. Now it seems to be
> recommending to Cornish users an invented vocabulary as well. 
> 
> Can anything be done to stop this unscholarly approach?
> 
> Nicholas Williams
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