[Spellyans] Tregear's Cornish
craig at agantavas.org
Tue Aug 24 11:16:23 BST 2010
No scribe writes as many English words into his Cornish as Tregear
does. I think we have to take great care which we adopt into Cornish,
and why we do so.
On 24 Est 2010, at 10:46, Michael Everson wrote:
> On 24 Aug 2010, at 09:39, nicholas williams wrote:
>> To the modern reader it seems as though Tregear didn't have a
>> sufficiently large Cornish vocabulary.
>> His listeners on the other hand were probably greatly impressed by
>> his command of theological language—albeit in English.
> I was told by an eminent lecturer in Burmese at SOAS in London that
> when a foreigner who has learnt Burmese speaks it, and uses some of
> the Pali or Sanskrit loanwords, the Burmese are very impressed and
> congratulate the foreigner on his excellent Burmese.
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