[Spellyans] Lhuyd's Cornish

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Wed Jul 15 20:35:20 BST 2009

In a way, one can compare this to the coining and adoption of  
'Aberfal' for Falmouth.  This is probably 60 or 70 years old, but is a  
mistake in that 'aber' was never used as an historical Cornish place- 
name element.  It is so deeply set in the revival that even I have had  
to give in to it (which doesn't mean that I have to stop cringing at  
it).  I did suggest one small change to 'Aberfala', to reflect the  
most common historical form of the river name, rather than its  
Anglicised form.


On 15 Gor 2009, at 20:19, nicholas williams wrote:

> Until there is a substantial community, who use the language daily,  
> we won't have evolution, just solecisms.
> In the most recent Maga newsletter a *hwil (a whil) is used as the  
> 3rd singular present-future of hwilas/whilas.
> The attested form is hwila (<whela>). *Hwil isn't evolution. It's a  
> mistake.
> Nicholas
> On 15 Gor 2009, at 19:54, Michael Everson wrote:
>> "In kever + noun" is not "evolution".
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