[Spellyans] Onan

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Mon Nov 24 10:26:30 GMT 2008

Indeed it is, Dan.  I just can't get my head around why the change for  
the sake of one vowel which is schwa in any case.  Especially when the  
Cornish motto "Onen hag Oll" is on the sides of vans, on letterheads,  
signboards, etc., which will all have to be changed at significant  
expense.  It just seems so senseless.


On 24 Du 2008, at 10:03, Daniel Prohaska wrote:

> Ray, Craig,
> I found 49 examples of the spelling <onan> in Middle Cornish as well  
> as another 24 examples of <honan>. It’s an authentic spelling.
> Dan
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ray Chubb
> Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2008 6:32 PM
> "'Onan' was always part of Common Cornish and unfortunately it is  
> now part of the SWF.  The Council have put forward the 'Onan hag  
> Oll' motto as part of the re-vamped logo for the new unitary  
> authority and immediately were told that they had used the wrong  
> spelling.  They of course defended their action by saying it was the  
> new standard
> spelling.  Guess it's a case of inferior logo, inferior spelling.
> Ray Chubb
> Portreth
> Kernow"
> On 23 Du 2008, at 11:27, Craig Weatherhill wrote:
> > Please tell me you're joking, Ray?  Who on earth has gone and
> > replaced a schwa with a long vowel?  Was it one of the much self-
> > proclaimed "fluent/effective speakers"?  I shall refrain from making
> > the obvious punning comment.
> > Craig
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Craig Weatherhill

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