[Spellyans] [Agantavas] "Winni-an-Pou"
craig at agantavas.org
Tue Aug 4 18:13:47 BST 2015
I'm still trying - and failing - to figure out what the Holyer an Gof
judges were thinking about when they awarded the 2015 trophy to a book
that classifies early CORNISH sculpture as "Anglo-Saxon"! Words fail
On 4 Est 2015, at 17:02, Nicholas Williams wrote:
> On 4 Aug 2015, at 16:57, Clive Baker <clive.baker at gmail.com> wrote:
>> two excellent points Nicholas... the second has crossed my mind on
>> numerous occasions... so how do we solve it?
>> perhaps Winni a'n Pou?... or just Winni, an Pou?
>> it reminds me of a feeble joke I once encountered... that Winnie
>> the Poo and Attilla the Hun must have been related, because they
>> both had the same middle name!
>> on that point I will return to sleep!
> The joke was in Intolerable Cruelty (George Clooney and Catherine
> Zeta-Jones): Attila the Hun, Henry the Eighth and Ivan the Terrible.
> Same middle name.
> For Winnie the Pooh I would say Wyny Pou or Wyny Pû.
> It my experience that the title is usually the hardest thing to
>> On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 4:02 PM, Nicholas Williams <njawilliams at gmail.com
>> > wrote:
>> Congratulations to John Parker for having translated A.A.Milne's
>> classic into Cornish.
>> I have two questions about the title.
>> 1 How do we know that the -nn- in Winni-an-Pou is not pre-occluded?
>> Why is it not to be pronounced Widni an Pou?
>> 2 Kesva an Taves Kernewek doesn't mean "Committee, the Cornish
>> Language" but "the Committee of the Cornish Language," similarly
>> Cussel an Tavas Kernuak doesn't mean "Council, the Cornish
>> Language" but "the Council of the Cornish Language" and Holyer an
>> Gof doesn't mean "Holyer, the Smith" but "the Follower of the
>> Smith". How then is Winni-an-Pou the Cornish for Winnie-the-Pooh?
>> Doesn't it more naturally mean "The Winnie of the Pooh?"
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