[Spellyans] honen and onen

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Mon Nov 24 16:47:22 GMT 2008

It still amazes me that the KK camp insists upon <onan> but also  
insist upon <taves>.


On 24 Du 2008, at 16:39, Michael Everson wrote:

> On 24 Nov 2008, at 16:08, nicholas williams wrote:
>> The following is a quotation from the website of Gorseth Kernow http://www.gorsethkernow.org.uk/kernewek/ystory.htm 
>> :
>> Desedhek an Governans Tythyek a leverys adro dhe Gernow yn y  
>> dheryvas a 1994 -
>> “Gwryth Keltek a Gernow a wra gwruthyl clewans cref a honensys ajy  
>> dhe’n conteth. Mappa Mundi a’n 13ves cansbledhen a dhysqueth an  
>> peder ran an enys a Vreten avel Pow Saws, Alban, Kembry ha KERNOW.  
>> Yma re (sic) a gynnyk na vu Kernow unys yn lafyl yn Pow Saws.  
>> Kernow yu rych gans semlans kelvyth, lyenak ha cryjyk a’y ystory.  
>> Yma gensy hy baner hy honen ha sans tasek, hag a’s teves nyver an  
>> ughella a hen veyn cof yn Breten.”
> That shows "honensys" with stress on the "e"; it's not "honansys".  
> Now according to our rule (from the earliest KS) we write the schwa  
> with the vowel it takes under stress (as colon colodnow, not colan  
> colodnow).
> On linguistic grounds therefore we should write onen/honen,  
> regardless of the etymology.
> Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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Craig Weatherhill

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