<html><head></head><body style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; "><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Georgia"><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">Loanwords from Middle English and Norman French are what give Cornish its distinctive appearance. </span></font></font><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Georgia"><i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">Pascon agan Arluth</span></font></i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"> is the oldest long Middle Cornish text and in the first twenty stanzas the following loanwords </span></font></font><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia; "><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">occur:</span></font></span></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Georgia"><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"><br></span></font></font></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Georgia"><b><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">verbs</span></font></b><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">: </span></font></font></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Georgia"></font></span></font><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia; "><i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">comfortya</span></font></i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"> 'to comfort', </span></font></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia; "><i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">convyctya</span></font></i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"> 'to convict, to vanquish', </span></font></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia; "><i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">decevya</span></font></i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"> 'to deceive', </span></font></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia; "><i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">desirya</span></font></i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"> 'to desire',</span></font></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia; "><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"> </span></font></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia; "><i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">dyghty</span></font></i></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia; "><i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">a</span></font></i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"> 'to dight, to treat', </span></font></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia; "><i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">dyspresya</span></font></i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"> 'to dispraise, to despise', </span></font></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia; "><i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">fastya</span></font></i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"> 'to fasten',</span></font></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia; "><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"> </span></font></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia; "><i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">grauntya</span></font></i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"> 'to grant',</span></font></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia; "><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"> </span></font></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia; "><i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">metya </span></font></i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">'to meet', </span></font></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia; "><i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">movya</span></font></i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"> 'to move', </span></font></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia; "><i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">omsettya</span></font></i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"> 'set oneself', </span></font></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia; "><i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">onora</span></font></i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"> 'to honour', </span></font></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia; "><i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">ordna</span></font></i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"> 'to ordain, </span></font></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia; "><i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">rebukya</span></font></i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"> 'to rebuke',  </span></font><i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">spena</span></font></i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"> 'to spend', </span></font><i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">temptya</span></font></i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"> 'to tempt', </span></font><i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">tuchya</span></font></i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"> 'to touch'</span></font></span></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Georgia"><b><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">nouns</span></font></b><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">: </span></font></font></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Georgia"><i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">acord</span></font></i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"> 'agreement', </span></font></font><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia; "><i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">bylyny</span></font></i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"> 'villainy', </span></font></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia; "><i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">coveytys</span></font></i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"> 'covetousness, avarice', </span></font></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia; "><i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">maner</span></font></i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"> 'manner, way', </span></font></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia; "><i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">mestry</span></font></i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"> 'mastery, domination', </span></font></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia; "><i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">passyon</span></font></i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"> 'passion', </span></font><i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">paynys</span></font></i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"> 'pains', </span></font><i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">penans</span></font></i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"> 'penance', </span></font><i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">pynakyl</span></font></i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"> 'pinnacle', </span></font><i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">reson</span></font></i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"> 'reason', </span></font><i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">servys</span></font></i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"> 'service'.</span></font></span></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Georgia"><b><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">adjective</span></font></b><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">: </span></font></font></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Georgia"><i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">servabyl</span></font></i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"> 'dutiful, obedient'</span></font></font></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Georgia"><b><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">adverb</span></font></b></font></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Georgia"><i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">prest</span></font></i><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"> 'readily'.</span></font></font></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Georgia"><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"><br></span></font></font></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Georgia"><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">What is the problem?</span></font></font></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Georgia"><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"><br></span></font></font></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Georgia"><font class="Apple-style-span" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;">Nicholas</span></font></font></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Georgia"><font class="Apple-style-span" size="6"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 24px;"><br></span></font></font></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Georgia"><font class="Apple-style-span" size="6"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 24px;"><br></span></font></font></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Georgia" size="5"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 18px;"><br></span></font></div><div><div><div><div>On 2011 Whe 21, at 09:05, Dr Jon Mills wrote:</div><br class="Apple-interchange-newline"><blockquote type="cite"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-border-horizontal-spacing: 0px; -webkit-border-vertical-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-decorations-in-effect: none; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; font-size: medium; "><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; "><div>Do those who object to loanwords such as<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><em>remembra</em><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>also object to Old Norman French loanwords such as<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><em>mes<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></em>('but')? Or is it only words that resemble English words that are objectionable?</div><div>Ol an gwella,</div><div>Jon</div></span></span></blockquote></div><br></div></div></body></html>