[Spellyans] Blejyow or Flowrys?
ken at ferintosh.org
Tue Jun 1 18:00:10 BST 2010
Many thanks for your reply. I did not know Simpson but am very long
acquainted with Donald Meek who was at Edinburgh before becoming Prof at
Aberdeen - and then returned to Edinburgh as research professor. We were
close colleagues when I had an honorary fellowship in Celtic at Edinburgh -
and we were also members ( he as chair) of MAGOG, and were both nvolved in
drafting ithe Meek Report.
Lampeter has taught Cornish. In fact some years ago I was part of a HEFCW
team which inspected Celtic Studies there - and amongst other things I sat
in on an actual Cornish class.
I have over recent years been working my way up the Cornish exams of the
Language Board ( Kesva). I have done these in Unified principally because
that was the version I had most familiarity with. I pourchased Caradar's
Cornush Simplified ( first edition) in 1949 ( at Bridger's Library in
Penzance). My studies of Cornish have been very much a case of fystynna yn
lent! - Ken
Ken MacKinnon is now on Broadband with new e-mail addresses:-
ken at ferintosh.org
and also at:-
ken.ferintosh at googlemail.com
My former e-mail addresses are no longer able to be used.
(Prof) Ken MacKinnon
Ivy Cottage, Ferintosh,
The Black Isle, by Dingwall,
Ross-shire IV 7 8HX
Tel: 01349 - 863460
----- Original Message -----
From: "ewan wilson" <butlerdunnit at ntlworld.com>
To: "Standard Cornish discussion list" <spellyans at kernowek.net>
Sent: Monday, May 31, 2010 11:49 PM
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Blejyow or Flowrys?
> Good Evening, Ken!
> Thanks for filling me in on your teaching background.
> Did you ever know J M Y Simpson who used to run our late, lamented
> Linguistics Dept in Glasgow Uni? I think he ended up in Aberdeen for a
> time. He had a great interest in Gaelic and was an SNP man, like Prof
> Derek Thomson.( the demise of Gairm was such a pity).
> I admit whilst I enjoyed the basic phonetics, the rarefied theories of
> phonemics, transformation-generative grammar and stratificational
> linguistics more bamboozled than enlightened me! I still wonder if anyone
> has actually ever fully analysed a language in Stratificational method.
> Donald Meek was also in Glasgow before he took over the Aberdeen
> Which version of the Revived do you tend to favour?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ken MacKinnon" <ken at ferintosh.org>
> To: "Standard Cornish discussion list" <spellyans at kernowek.net>
> Sent: Monday, May 31, 2010 10:48 AM
> Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Blejyow or Flowrys?
>>A gowetha ker,
>> For the record there is a 'Book of Common Prayer' in Cornish. I have a
>> copy which carres the imprimatur of the Diocese of Truro and the Bishop
>> of Truro. Dated 1980. A contact address is given:-
>> The Secretary, Bishop's Advisory Council for Services in Cornish,
>> c / o The Diocesan Office, Convent of the Epiphany, Mitchell Hill, Truro.
>> Give them a try - Ken
>> Ken MacKinnon is now on Broadband with new e-mail addresses:-
>> ken at ferintosh.org
>> and also at:-
>> ken.ferintosh at googlemail.com
>> My former e-mail addresses are no longer able to be used.
>> (Prof) Ken MacKinnon
>> Ivy Cottage, Ferintosh,
>> The Black Isle, by Dingwall,
>> Ross-shire IV 7 8HX
>> Scotland UK
>> Tel: 01349 - 863460
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Michael Everson" <everson at evertype.com>
>> To: "Standard Cornish discussion list" <spellyans at kernowek.net>
>> Sent: Monday, May 31, 2010 8:40 AM
>> Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Blejyow or Flowrys?
>>> On 30 May 2010, at 23:10, ewan wilson wrote:
>>>> You mention your work on lexical stuff and I wonder if that means you
>>>> are intending eventually to produce a new dictionary.
>>> I've been working on text concordances to verify spellings for
>>>> I ask mainly because I'm thinking of investing in Nicholas' most recent
>>>> (UCR) dictionary to help me with his New Testament which I'm also
>>>> hoping to acquire. If the latter's going to end up in SWF or KS then
>>>> perhaps I should hold off.
>>> Both are very valuable books and you can order them from Spyrys a
>>>> My own ultimate aim is to attempt a translation of the Westminster
>>>> Confession of Faith and Shorter Catechism into Cornish. I've made a
>>>> start to the Catechism but it's halting work!! Is the Book of Common
>>>> Prayer available in Cornish?
>>> No, but Andy Phillips' prayerbook is available.
>>> Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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