[Spellyans] Forthcoming.

Ken MacKinnon ken at ferintosh.org
Thu Aug 10 15:14:25 BST 2017

This looks particularly good, Craig.


I await publication date, price and contact for order.

Keslowena dhysso-jy   - Ken


From: Spellyans [mailto:spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net] On Behalf Of Craig
Sent: 10 August 2017 12:11
To: spellyans at kernowek.net
Subject: [Spellyans] Forthcoming.


New book from me, probably to be published in September.



210pp, A5 format


Penwith Press in association with the Penwith Landscape Partnership


This book will update, revise and expand upon P.A.S. Pool's "The Place-Names
of West Penwith" which is now 32 years old.

It will be the first to feature all known historic spellings of each name,
gives 6-figure grid references for each name, and suggests reconstructed
forms for modern use.

The book is divided into lists for each Civil Parish, and represents the
result of 40 years of research.  Many names that do not feature on any
current map are included.


The orthography used is SWF traditional graph.  However, final -i has been
retained for a variety of reasons.

A choice between <Bre Tiny> and <Bre Tini> (Bartinney Hill) explains one of

In all of these place-names, the only differences between Trad. Graph and
"Main Form" are K/C and Hw/Wh, so that adaptation 

to a preferred orthography is a simple task.


A comprehensive glossary of elements found in the place-names and
field-names of the district appends the book.

However, the book does not feature field-names, due to the sheer number of
them, except where relevant to a given place-name.

Pool's "The Field-Names of West Penwith" remains the standard work on those.


This book will be followed, perhaps next Spring, by "The Promontory People",
a new look at the early history of the Cornish people from the initial

settlement to c.1100AD.  To be published by Francis Boutle and Son, London.




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