<html><head><meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"></head><body dir="auto"><div><span></span></div><div><div>Indeed. Wkipedia offers us the following interesting quotation at </div><div><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><a href="http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bucca_">en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bucca_</a>(mythological_creature)</span></div><div><br></div><div><p style="margin: 0.5em 0px 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: none;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">"In 1890, the Cornish folklorist William Bottrell stated that:</span></p><dl style="margin: 0px 0px 0px 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: none;"><dd style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: none;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">It is uncertain whether Bucka can be regarded as one of the fairy tribe; old people, within my remembrance, spoke of a Bucka Gwidden and a Bucka Dhu - by the former they meant good spirit, and by the latter an evil one, now known as Bucka boo. I have been told, by persons of credit, that within the last forty years it was a usual practice with <a href="https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newlyn" title="Newlyn" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: none; text-decoration: none;">Newlyn</a> and <a href="https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mousehole" title="Mousehole" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: none; text-decoration: none;">Mousehole</a> fishermen to leave on the sand at night a portion of their catch for Bucka. Probably from this observance the common nickname of Newlyn Buckas was derived. An old rhyme says:</span></dd></dl><dl style="margin: 0px 0px 0px 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: none;"><dd style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: none;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">'Penzance boys up in a tree,</span></dd><dd style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: none;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Looking as <a href="https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westcountry_dialect" title="Westcountry dialect" class="mw-redirect" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: none; text-decoration: none;">wisht</a>(i.e. <i style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-variant: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: none;">haunted</i>) as wisht can be;</span></dd><dd style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: none;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Newlyn buckas as strong as oak,</span></dd><dd style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: none;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Knocking them down at every poke.' "</span></dd><dd style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: none;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><br></span></dd><dd style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: none;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">We should note that Bottrell based his remarks on a lifetime devoted to original folklorical field-work researching primary sources, something few of us today — myself included — can claim to have done!</span></dd><dd style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: none;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><br></span></dd><dd style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: none;">Having the benefit of being born and raised in Cornwall, it's clear that both William Bottrell Craig and Clive know what they're talking about with regard to Cornis; they have first-hand experience of ths mythological terminology. By contrast, those of us (like me and Nicholas) who cannot make that claim should defer to their their expert knowledge.</dd><dd style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: none;"><br></dd><dd style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: none;">And withat I, for one, shall 'taw tavas.'</dd><dd style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: none;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><br></span></dd><dd style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: none;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Eddie Climo.</span></dd><dd style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: none;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><br></span></dd></dl>On 2015 Kev 17, at 21:02, Clive Baker <<a href="mailto:clive.baker@gmail.com">clive.baker@gmail.com</a>> wrote:<br><br></div><blockquote type="cite"><div><div dir="ltr">I agree Craig... Bucca gwyn is benign to me too... a friendly ghost<div>Clive</div></div><div class="gmail_extra"><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 4:10 PM, Craig Weatherhill <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:craig@agantavas.org" target="_blank">craig@agantavas.org</a>></span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"><div style="word-wrap:break-word">Not so, Nicholas - Bucka gwydn is benign.<span class="HOEnZb"><font color="#888888"><div><br></div><div>Craig</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div></font></span><div><br><div><div><div class="h5"><div>On 2015 Kev 17, at 13:48, Nicholas Williams wrote:</div><br></div></div><blockquote type="cite"><div><div class="h5"><div style="word-wrap:break-word">These are all malevolent. The Ghost of Christmas is not.<div><div><br><div><blockquote type="cite"><div>On 17 Dec 2015, at 13:40, Craig Weatherhill <<a href="mailto:craig@agantavas.org" target="_blank">craig@agantavas.org</a>> wrote:</div><br><div><div style="font-family:Helvetica;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px">bucka du:  malevolent ghost (dial. "bucca-boo")</div><div style="font-family:Helvetica;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px">bucka gwydn: benign ghost (dial. "bucca-gwidden)</div><div style="font-family:Helvetica;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px">tarosvan: ghost, phantom, spectre</div><br></div></blockquote></div><br></div></div></div></div></div><span class="">_______________________________________________<br>Spellyans mailing list<br><a href="mailto:Spellyans@kernowek.net" target="_blank">Spellyans@kernowek.net</a><br><a href="http://kernowek.net/mailman/listinfo/spellyans_kernowek.net" target="_blank">http://kernowek.net/mailman/listinfo/spellyans_kernowek.net</a><br></span></blockquote></div><br></div></div><br>_______________________________________________<br>
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