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by Taran
Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Getting More People to Speak Cornish
Replies: 344
Views: 8155

Re: Getting More People to Speak Cornish

An audio course for learners is actually an invaluable resource especially for those who are nowhere near a teacher, or who have a teacher that has pronunciation issues. Unfortunately the availability of speakers that could be used as exemplars is restricted. Also the yardstick by which you would me...
by Taran
Fri May 28, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Chaos on Spellyans
Replies: 133
Views: 4834

<t>This kind of behaviour is exhibited on many (most or perahps all?) forums, and is exactly analogous to road rage. It is because the participants are isolated and, more importantly, insulated from each other. It is symptomatic of this kind of medium and only a moderator can take any kind of steps ...
by Taran
Thu May 27, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Research on historical Cornish
Replies: 86
Views: 3710

Makes my hair stand on end to hear the English version. I had to put up with it for years. Especially when that crap sitcom about a stupid policeman was on the telly in the '80s. And he was supposed to be a Yorkshireman, to add insult to injury!
by Taran
Wed May 12, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Diacritics on a UK keyboard
Replies: 3
Views: 441

[Shift][2] is "
[Shift][6] is ^
by Taran
Wed May 12, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Diacritics on a UK keyboard
Replies: 3
Views: 441

<t>For those that find diacritics hard to type because they can't see them on a key on the keyboard, here is a quick How-To.<br/> <br/> I'll start the ball rolling with Linux, 'cause that is what I use. This set works for Ubuntu (at least 9.04 onwards), using the GNOME desktop.<br/> <br/> On the Sys...
by Taran
Thu May 06, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Oliver Pender's pilchards
Replies: 27
Views: 1388

A big thank you to everyone who helped out. Your helpful posts have been very much appreciated!
by Taran
Sun May 02, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Oliver Pender's pilchards
Replies: 27
Views: 1388

I've got:

Dear Sir, I received your letter a week ago, but there wasn't time to write straight away.

Is the next sentence something about salt being expensive?
by Taran
Sun May 02, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Oliver Pender's pilchards
Replies: 27
Views: 1388

<r>I'm struggling with translating Oliver Penders letter to Boson about pilchards and I would really appreciate a bit of help if possible.<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.moderncornish.net/l.....wavas.html">http://www.moderncornish.net/l.....wavas.html</URL><br/> <br/> Sarra Wheage, Me rig fanja guz...
by Taran
Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Diacritics
Replies: 103
Views: 2740

<t>Goky said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Are you able to back up those assertions,? we wait an mp3 of you reading in your fluent Cornish, as you seem such an expert.<br/> <br/> Yes.<br/> <br/> "Whereas Ken George overcomes the problem of pronunciation by inventing a phonology" - see George, Ken (1986) ...
by Taran
Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:21 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Diacritics
Replies: 103
Views: 2740

<t>factotum said: <br/> <br/> But M&N (if not other Spellyans fans) appear to be basing their 'accurate' orthography on the objective, inaccurate pronunciation of some, possibly many, revivalists. This means they'll go round in ever decreasing circles, and we all know where that leads …<br/> <br...
by Taran
Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Sjheiss a dhysk Kernewek
Replies: 309
Views: 11395

<t>Keith's tracts attempt to show that KK is a perfectly valid representation of Cornish provided you discard traditional spelling and attested pronunciation. <br/> <br/> If you allow that the English accent of Cornwall was a regional product of the pronunciation of Cornish (as are the Welsh, Scotti...
by Taran
Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Diacritics
Replies: 103
Views: 2740

<t>David said: <br/> <br/> Jenner did not have to worry about fonts, and probably not even typewriters, I looked through his book, he did not say how one was meant to type Cornish with the diacritics back then.<br/> <br/> Reeves gibbers again. <br/> <br/> If you want to write Welsh, Irish, Scottish ...
by Taran
Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Sjheiss a dhysk Kernewek
Replies: 309
Views: 11395

<t>As usual Reeves misses the point by a country mile.<br/> <br/> It is not 'extra' software, it is different software. Instead of your default ENGLISH (en_us or en_gb) keymap you need a European one. Almost any with a qwerty layout (assuming you are using a qwerty keyboard) should do, the Irish one...
by Taran
Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: The Rest of the World
Topic: EU funding 'Orwellian' artificial intelligence plan to monitor public for abnormal behaviour.
Replies: 6
Views: 809

<r>And if that doesn't ring alarm bells…<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.ccsr.cse.dmu.ac.uk/.....12no1.html">http://www.ccsr.cse.dmu.ac.uk/.....12no1.html</URL><br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.independent.co.uk/n.....78300.html">http://www.independent.co.uk/n.....78300.html</URL><br/> <br/> And of c...
by Taran
Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: The Rest of the World
Topic: EU funding 'Orwellian' artificial intelligence plan to monitor public for abnormal behaviour.
Replies: 6
Views: 809

<r>And if you needed any more excuse to get your tinfoil hat out…<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://gizmodo.com/5517231/cri.....y-bad-idea">http://gizmodo.com/5517231/cri.....y-bad-idea</URL><br/> <br/> and…<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://twitter.com/librarycong.....2169442690">http://twitter.com/librarycong...