[Spellyans] Abbreviating Ordinal Numbers
weatherhill at freenet.co.uk
Wed Mar 25 11:50:46 GMT 2009
I tend to use -a, -d (for secund, as nessa is only weakly attested as
meaning 'second"), and -es.
On 25 Mer 2009, at 11:40, Daniel Prohaska wrote:
> I’ve often seen forms like
> 1a kensa
> 2a nessa
> 3a tryja
> 4a peswara
> 5ves pympves
> 6ves wheghves
> 7ves sethves
> 8ves ethves
> 9ves nawves
> 10ves degves
> 11ves unnegves etc.
> 20ves ugensves
> 21a kensa warn ugens etc.
> From: ajtrim at msn.com
> Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 3:39 PM
> I have been looking at ways to represent abbreviated ordinal
> numbers, in dates for example. Nicholas inClappya Kernowek gives
> éthves warn ügans as 28es. That is, the ordinal ending is attached
> to the number. Wella Brown, on the other hand, in A Grammar of
> Modern Cornish gives ethves warn ugans as28ans. That is, the ending
> of the final element of the ordinal number is attached to the
> number. Which, if either, is correct?
> In Beunans Meryasek, line 2072, we find han gela veth mys est certen
> orth ov deser an viijth deth. This appears to be attaching -th, as
> in English 8th. Is this seen more generally?
> Andrew J. Trim
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