[Spellyans] ‘Pound’ in Cornish

Eddie Climo eddie_climo at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Jan 6 23:57:15 GMT 2009

On 6 Jan 2009, at 21:51, <ajtrim at msn.com> <ajtrim at msn.com> wrote:
> I don't like <peuns>.
> I don't think that we can improve much on Nance here.

Agreed. 'pens' is too confusing with English 'pence'. It has to be  

As for '(new) pence', I've heard people calling them 'dynar' in  
Cornish. This older word is still perfectly serviceable for the new  
currency, and if there were some possibility of confusion between  
pre- and post-decimal pennies (I can't imagine how, off the top of my  
head!), then it'd be easy enough to qualify them as 'noweth' or 'coth.

Anyway, there are far too many of the old terms for money that have  
already become obsolete with the disappearance of the old coinage  
(hanter-demma, ferdhyn, demma, whednar, sols, hanter curun, curun,  
gyny ...); we should conserve what little we have left!


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