[Spellyans] Late Cornish adaptations
j.mills at email.com
Fri Aug 1 09:37:31 BST 2008
CHY is pronounced [tSi:] in RMC but pronounced [tS at i] in Late Cornish.
Lhuyd (AB: 3a, 3b, 53a, 58c, 121a, 123c, 158b, 249b,253) writes the word,
't s h dotted-y i'. Nicholas and John Boson both write 'chei'. However
'choy', 'choye' and 'chuy' are also attested in Late Cornish. BRAS is
pronounced [bra:z] by RMC speakers but [brO:z] by RLC speakers.Jon
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From: "Eddie Climo"
To: "Standard Cornish discussion list"
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Late Cornish adaptations
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2008 07:28:22 +0100
Thanks for the correction, Dan.
Nonetheless, I would still refuse to use spellings like 'chei',
'broaz' and 'own=correct'.
On 1 Aug 2008, at 02:03, Daniel Prohaska wrote:
- The spelling <hei> is attested through Lhuyd and Nicholas
Boson, likewise <crei>, and <chei> in John and Nicholas Boson,
<chey> by Borlase. These spellings are authentic. I do not
understand your objection;
- <ouna> is attested for the verb “to put right”;
I would hardly call this fake-Cornish.
From: Eddie Climo
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2008 7:17 PM
”On 31 Jul 2008, at 13:46, Owen Cook wrote:
> I'm curious to hear what list members think of the
> adaptations of the SWF for Late Cornish.
> * <ei> in words like hei, crei, chei
. . ..
Given a 'take-it-or-leave-it' choice of this sort of
'fuk-Gernewek', I'd just stick with the UC/R that I've
already learnt, and leave the SWF to go its own sweet way.
And, were KS to adopt such horrid conventions, I'd reject
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University of Kent
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