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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Further
comments below…<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

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<div class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><font size=3
color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:
Gentium;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>

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<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;mso-bidi-font-family:Tahoma;
color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;font-weight:bold'>From:</span></font></b><font
color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB style='font-family:Gentium;mso-bidi-font-family:
Tahoma;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'> spellyans-bounces@kernowek.net
[mailto:spellyans-bounces@kernowek.net] <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;mso-bidi-font-family:Tahoma;
color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;font-weight:bold'>On Behalf Of </span></font></b><span
class=GramE><font color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB style='font-family:
Gentium;mso-bidi-font-family:Tahoma;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>nicholas</span></font></span><font
color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB style='font-family:Gentium;mso-bidi-font-family:
Tahoma;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'> williams<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span></b> Sunday, August 14, 2011 4:59
PM<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>To:</span></b> Standard Cornish discussion
list<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Subject:</span></b> Re: [<span class=SpellE>Spellyans</span>]
Nicholas' review of the SWF Glossary (A-D)</span></font><font color=navy
face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB style='font-family:Gentium;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:
EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=1 color=navy
face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Georgia;
color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>“</span></font></span><span
class=apple-style-span><font size=1 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>I have no
preference for loan words.<font color=navy><span style='color:navy'>”</span></font>
<font color=navy><span style='color:navy'><o:p></o:p></span></font></span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=3 color=navy
face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;
color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=3 color=navy
face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;
color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>I did say ‘almost’ and it was a little
tongue in cheek …<o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=3 color=navy
face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;
color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=1 color=navy
face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Georgia;
color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>“</span></font></span><span
class=apple-style-span><font size=1 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>I just
prefer items that we know formed part of the lexicon of the traditional
language to borrowings and coinages.<font color=navy><span style='color:navy'>”</span></font>
<font color=navy><span style='color:navy'><o:p></o:p></span></font></span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=3 color=navy
face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;
color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=3 color=navy
face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;
color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>You’re carrying coals to <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on">Newcastle</st1:place></st1:City> as far as I’m concerned…<o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=3 color=navy
face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;
color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=1 color=navy
face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Georgia;
color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>“</span></font></span><span
class=apple-style-span><font size=1 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>I am wholly
unsympathetic to the argument that this or that item has been in use for eighty
years and is thus part of Revived Cornish.<font color=navy><span
style='color:navy'>”</span></font> <font color=navy><span style='color:navy'><o:p></o:p></span></font></span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=3 color=navy
face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;
color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=3 color=navy
face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;
color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>I know, and I sympathise. But since this
was a collaborative issue and we had to worry about other preferences this is
what we came up with. Many speakers of RC have claimed ownership to the
language, and feel that adopting and defending <span class=SpellE>coinings</span>
and neologisms is a natural development of the Revived Language. I understand
this point of view although I don’t always share it. I still can’t get myself
to say <span class=SpellE><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><i
style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'><span style='font-weight:bold;mso-bidi-font-weight:
normal;font-style:italic;mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>ilow</span></i></b></span>
or use <span class=SpellE><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><i
style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'><span style='font-weight:bold;mso-bidi-font-weight:
normal;font-style:italic;mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>arhans</span></i></b></span>
for ‘money’ – and I won’t, but others do and feel at ease with it. In fact many
feel patronized if they are told what exactly to say, so I just think it’s wise
to respect certain sensitivities and offer better alternatives where
appropriate. <span style='mso-spacerun:yes'> </span><o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=3 color=navy
face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;
color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=1 color=navy
face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Georgia;
color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>“</span></font></span><span
class=apple-style-span><font size=1 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>We are
reviving a language that was once spoken and written, and we should attempt as
far as we can to speak and write it as</span></font></span><font color=navy><span
lang=EN-GB style='color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'> </span></font><span
class=apple-style-span><font size=1 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>native
speakers and writers did.<font color=navy><span style='color:navy'>”<o:p></o:p></span></font></span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>I
sympathise, but this will remain a dream. Traditional Cornish expired around
1800 and whatever is revived is a new start. I agree we should always endeavour
to remain as close as possible to the survivals (texts, names, Anglo-Cornish dialect
words etc.) of the traditional language, but we all know certain neologisms are
necessary and it will be up to the Cornish speaking community to develop its
lexicon as the language becomes more and more established. It’s happening here
and now. <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=1 color=navy
face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Georgia;
color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>“</span></font></span><span
class=apple-style-span><font size=1 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>I suspect
many people ignore what is in traditional Cornish because they are unwilling or
unable to read the texts. No one is compelled to read all Cornish literature at
all. But I do think if someone has not read the texts, he or she should refrain
from criticising lexical items or idioms that are attested. This is true for
inflection as well as vocabulary.<font color=navy><span style='color:navy'>”<o:p></o:p></span></font></span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>I
hear you! And I agree. But reading the texts is difficult for some and maybe
not as interested in reading them as a Celtic philologist, but the Revival has
several Celtic philologists who do the reading for them and make their
recommendations. It’s still up to the Cornish speakers to take them on board or
not. In an ideal world, yes, we’d all be reading the texts and working from
them. I’m actually surprised how many Cornish speakers, who have not studied any
of the philological disciplines or studied at all, actually read the texts,
quote from them and check them for expressions.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=1 color=navy
face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Georgia;
color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>“</span></font></span><span
class=apple-style-span><font size=1 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Nance also
reconstructed verbal forms unnecessarily. It is quite possible to do as the
writers of traditional Cornish did and use the <span class=GramE>auxiliaries</span>
<span class=SpellE><i><span style='font-style:italic'>bos</span></i></span>, <span
class=SpellE><i><span style='font-style:italic'>gul</span></i></span>, <span
class=SpellE><i><span style='font-style:italic'>mydnes</span></i></span>, <span
class=SpellE><i><span style='font-style:italic'>gallos</span></i></span>, <span
class=SpellE><i><span style='font-style:italic'>godhvos</span></i></span> and <i><span
style='font-style:italic'>dos. </span></i>Then inflected forms of other verbs
are hardly necessary.<font color=navy><span style='color:navy'>”<o:p></o:p></span></font></span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Yes.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=1 color=navy
face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Georgia;
color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>“</span></font></span><span
class=apple-style-span><font size=1 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Nance's
desire for full inflection in all verbs was regrettable. His willingness to
ignore analogical forms as being 'incorrect' was even worse. Sometimes he
didn't even understand analogical forms at all. At JCH §4, for example, Nance
did not realise that <span class=SpellE><i><span style='font-style:italic'>Panna</span></i></span><i><span
style='font-style:italic'> <span class=SpellE>weale</span> '<span class=SpellE><b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>lesta</span></b></span> <span class=SpellE>geeal<span
style='font-style:normal'>/</span>Panna</span> <span class=SpellE>huêl</span> <span
class=SpellE><b><span style='font-weight:bold'>allosti</span></b></span> <span
class=SpellE>guîl</span></span></i> 'What kind of work canst thou do?'
contained the 2nd person singular present indicative <span class=SpellE><i><span
style='font-style:italic'>gyllys</span></i></span> of <span class=SpellE><i><span
style='font-style:italic'>gallos</span></i></span><i><span style='font-style:
italic'>. </span></i>He thought it was the imperfect used as present<i><span
style='font-style:italic'>.</span></i> Yet it was obvious from such forms
as <i><span style='font-style:italic'>rag <span class=SpellE>ty</span> <span
class=SpellE>ny</span> <span class=SpellE><b><span style='font-weight:bold'>vethys</span></b></span>
<span class=SpellE>dowtyes</span> </span></i>'thou <span class=SpellE>shalt</span>
not be feared' CW 523 and <span class=SpellE><i><span style='font-style:
italic'>cayme</span></i></span><i><span style='font-style:italic'> <span
class=SpellE>na</span> <span class=SpellE><b><span style='font-weight:bold'>vethys</span></b></span>
in <span class=SpellE>della</span></span></i> 'Cain, thou <span class=SpellE>shalt</span>
not be thus' CW 1178 that the second singular <span class=SpellE>desinence</span>
-<span class=SpellE><i><span style='font-style:italic'>yth</span></i></span> was
being reshaped as -<span class=SpellE><i><span style='font-style:italic'>ys</span></i></span>
by analogy with other tenses and the second singular present <span
class=SpellE><i><span style='font-style:italic'>os</span></i></span> of <span
class=SpellE><i><span style='font-style:italic'>bos</span></i></span>.<font
color=navy><span style='color:navy'>”<o:p></o:p></span></font></span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Yes,
but he was doing an incredible job, groundbreaking work. It’s easy to get lost
sometimes and miss certain features. We’ve seen collections and good
presentations of the work and it is easier for us to spot certain shortcomings.
Also, he lived in the day and age when language teaching was highly
prescriptive and there was a strong sense of correctness and what is wrong, also
a grammatical ideal of the humanist sciences with a strong admiration of Latin
and Greek forms, like complex inflectional morphology. <span
style='mso-spacerun:yes'> </span><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'> </span><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=1 color=navy
face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Georgia;
color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>“</span></font></span><span
class=apple-style-span><font size=1 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Nance's
filling the Cornish verbal system with reconstructions was as inauthentic as it
was unnecessary. It has been taken to its logical conclusion by <span
class=SpellE>Kesva</span> <span class=GramE>an</span> Tavas <span class=SpellE>Kernowek</span>
in <i><span style='font-style:italic'>Cornish Verbs</span></i> (3rd edition
2011). Here you will see such wholly improbable forms as <span
class=SpellE><i><span style='font-style:italic'>dismykki</span></i></span>, <span
class=SpellE><i><span style='font-style:italic'>difeutthewgh</span></i></span>
and <span class=SpellE><i><span style='font-style:italic'>hwibensys</span></i></span>.
Moreover <i><span style='font-style:italic'>Cornish Verbs</span></i> goes
further than Nance in providing the defective verb <span class=SpellE><i><span
style='font-style:italic'>pewy</span></i></span> (KK *<span class=SpellE><i><span
style='font-style:italic'>piwa</span></i></span>) with autonomous forms. We
thus find in <i><span style='font-style:italic'>Testament <span class=SpellE>Nowydh</span></span></i>
<span class=GramE>an</span> <span class=SpellE><i><span style='font-style:italic'>ro</span></i></span><i><span
style='font-style:italic'> <span class=SpellE>herwydh</span> an <span
class=SpellE>pyth</span> a *<span class=SpellE><b><span style='font-weight:
bold'>biwor</span></b></span> <span class=SpellE>mes</span> <span class=SpellE>nyns</span>
<span class=SpellE>yw</span> <span class=SpellE>herwydh</span> an <span
class=SpellE>pyth</span> <span class=SpellE>na</span> *<span class=SpellE><b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>biwor</span></b></span>, </span></i>which is intended
to mean 'the gift according to what is <span class=SpellE>posessed</span> but
it is not according to that which is not possessed.' I don't think any speaker
of traditional Cornish would have been able to make any sense of it. </span></font></span><span
lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><i><font size=1 face=Georgia><span
lang=EN-GB style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;
font-style:italic'>Cornish Verbs </span></font></i></span><span
class=apple-style-span><font size=1 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>still<i><span
style='font-style:italic'> c</span></i>ontains *<span class=SpellE><i><span
style='font-style:italic'>piwor</span></i></span>, *<span class=SpellE><i><span
style='font-style:italic'>piwer</span></i></span>, <span class=SpellE><i><span
style='font-style:italic'>piwvedhes</span></i></span>, etc. which can hardly be
called Cornish in any real sense.<i><span style='font-style:italic'> Cornish
Verbs</span></i> was first compiled by the late Ray Edwards. He had not
apparently made any detailed study of the texts when he produced the work. In
fact he based his lists on Browns UC grammar, which in turn was based on the
paradigms in <i><span style='font-style:italic'>Cornish for All</span></i>.<font
color=navy><span style='color:navy'>”</span></font><o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>I
don’t know whether Ray had studied the texts when he wrote <span class=SpellE><i
style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'><span style='font-style:italic;mso-bidi-font-style:
normal'>Verbow</span></i></span><i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'><span
style='font-style:italic;mso-bidi-font-style:normal'> Kernewek</span></i>, but
I know he read the texts extensively. It is obvious from his editions of some
of the traditional texts as well as from his <span class=SpellE><i
style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'><span style='font-style:italic;mso-bidi-font-style:
normal'>Notennow</span></i></span><i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'><span
style='font-style:italic;mso-bidi-font-style:normal'> Kernewek</span></i>. <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=1 color=navy
face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Georgia;
color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>“</span></font></span><span
class=apple-style-span><font size=1 face=Georgia><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>It is a
pity, I believe, that <i><span style='font-style:italic'>Cornish Verbs </span></i>is
still being re-issued. Its relationship to the traditional language is at best
tangential.</span></font></span><font color=navy><span lang=EN-GB
style='color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=1 face=Georgia><span
lang=EN-GB style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Georgia;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'> Nicholas<font
color=navy><span style='color:navy'>”</span></font><o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>I
agree. All we can do though is provide Cornish learners with the information
that they need to make their own judgements. It would be preferable to remain
as close to the texts as possible, but the Revival also has its own dynamics,
and this has to be taken into account as well. <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Gentium;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Dan<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>On 2011 <span class=SpellE><span
class=GramE>Est</span></span> 14, at 12:37, Daniel Prohaska wrote:<br
style='mso-special-character:line-break'>
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<![endif]><font color=navy><span style='color:navy'><o:p></o:p></span></font></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-converted-space><font size=1 color=navy
face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:Gentium;
mso-bidi-font-family:Helvetica;color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'> </span></font></span><span
class=apple-style-span><font size=1 color=navy face=Gentium><span lang=EN-GB
style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:Gentium;mso-bidi-font-family:Helvetica;
color:navy;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Many developments in RC are reactions to
previous attempts at codifying the language. Nance reacted to <span
class=SpellE>Jenner’s</span> Late Cornish based variety by going further into
the past and concentrated on early Middle Cornish. Nicholas, your, I should
almost say preference, for loan words is a reaction to the excessive purism
that has been part of the lexical ‘<span class=SpellE>Ausbau</span>’ (and ‘<span
class=SpellE>Umbau</span>’) of Cornish for the past 80 years, while George
reacted to Nance’s preference in ‘mining’ Welsh for loans and loan translations
by looking towards Breton, and <span class=SpellE>Gendall</span> reacted to
Nance’s overuse of the letter <y> by getting rid of it altogether despite
its being well attested in the LC material.</span></span></font></span><span
lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

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