[Spellyans] gulas nef

Ken MacKinnon ken at ferintosh.org
Tue Apr 24 18:33:04 BST 2012

Bang on, Eddie - especially regarding the 'Scotch' snap !


-        an ken Ken


From: spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net [mailto:spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net]
On Behalf Of Eddie Climo
Sent: 24 April 2012 18:14
To: Standard Cornish discussion list
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] gulas nef


On 2012 Ebr 24, at 16:00, Ken MacKinnon wrote:

.I have in fact been reading this as a seven-beat line.


And I think you're quite right to do so, Ken. The main metrical
consideration is not tne number of syllables, but the beat. As I think best
in terms of music notation, this example should clarify my point:

Here we clearly have a 7-beat 'bar'-or line-of the poem, which contains 8
'notes'-or syllables. In it we see the word 'gulas' pronounced with the
rhythm of the so-called 'Scots snap', a well-known rhythmical feature which
could just as well be called the 'Kernewek snap', as it's found in quite a
few Cornish disyllables with terminal stress (one of them being 'gulas').


Eddie Climos


ps. I apologise that my music typesetting software is not Unicode savvy
enough to let me use 'yogh'.


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