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by Ben
Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Cornwall Questions
Topic: Cornish farm fork
Replies: 3
Views: 2622

Re: Cornish farm fork

I don't mean to disagree with Marhak, I actually don't know the word at all so can't offer a personal opinion. However, for what it's worth, looking through the few reference books on my small bookshelf I find an alternative derivation... K.C. Phillips in his 'Westcountry Words & Ways' (David & Char...
by Ben
Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Mowhay
Replies: 10
Views: 1573

Re: Mowhay

MOWHAY & LINHAY Hi, I haven’t posted here for a long while, but I’ve just found a reference to each of these words so here goes... According to K C Phillipps in his ‘Westcountry Words and Ways’ (pub. David & Charles 1976) MOWHAY means stackyard and is pronounced in mid Cornwall to rhyme with boy: I ...
by Ben
Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Radio "Cornwall" - get rid of Home Counties vowels!
Replies: 13
Views: 740

Re: Radio "Cornwall" - get rid of Home Counties vowels!

Carbilly Yes, I see what you meant now, but you do raise an interesting question on the derivation of Fore Street. Does it come from English? (I've seen tithe maps naming 'fore' and 'back' streets which seems quite straightforward). But do any Fore Streets derive from the word 'Forth'? Well, I think...
by Ben
Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Radio "Cornwall" - get rid of Home Counties vowels!
Replies: 13
Views: 740

Re: Radio "Cornwall" - get rid of Home Counties vowels!

Carbilly I agree with your comments about pronunciation; I am frequently annoyed by British Rail announcers who manage to get places both in Cornwall and elswhere wrong. However, I'm not sure you're right about Fore Street, it seems we have more than other places... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For...
by Ben
Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Should the lib dem candidate stand aside and back Dick Cole?
Replies: 15
Views: 391

<r>I don’t think it is right for candidates to step down under these circumstances, but it isn’t against the rules.<br/> <br/> It was recently announced in Weston-super-Mare that the Green candidate has withdrawn to help the Lib Dem beat the Tory, so these things certainly do happen. As I said, I do...
by Ben
Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Students moving from Dartington to Falmouth & Launceston to Dartington
Replies: 18
Views: 530

<r><br/> <br/> The move is still being reported.<br/> Problems for students at Falmouth according to this account, although it is mostly about Dartington.<br/> <URL url="http://www.wsws.org/articles/2.....-m10.shtml">http://www.wsws.org/articles/2.....-m10.shtml</URL> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <...
by Ben
Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Duchy Charters
Replies: 27
Views: 389

CORRECTION
In my previous post (24) I wrote of Richard of Dunsterville, it was actually Reginald de Dunstanville, but Denholm-Young gives it as Dunsterville.  The Richard bit was my own mistake.
by Ben
Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Duchy Charters
Replies: 27
Views: 389

<t>Jester…<br/> It's a long time since I looked into the history of Cornwall and I have forgotten much that I learned, but reading your posts my memory was jogged and I’ve taken a look through my bookshelves.<br/> You express an interest in the status of Cornwall during the period from the conquest ...
by Ben
Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Getting more people to speak Cornish
Replies: 40
Views: 2301

<t>ThingsThatGoFlirInTheShla said: <br/> <br/> I was using the Michel Thomas French method before having to switch to Pimsleur for Norwegian.<br/> I used to think Michel Thomas was an excellent and quick way of learning a language and encouraged everyone to use it. Since moving to Pimsleur my ease o...
by Ben
Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Getting more people to speak Cornish
Replies: 40
Views: 2301

marhak said:If the Americans think the Pimsleur method to be good and easy, then it must surely be so!



Now there's an endorsement that won't appear on the packaging!
by Ben
Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Getting more people to speak Cornish
Replies: 40
Views: 2301

<t>ThingsThatGo<br/> <br/> <br/> It was interesting to read your post, I’ve never used the Pimsleur method but have heard it praised, particularly by Americans.<br/> <br/> <br/> Have you ever come across the Michel Thomas language tapes and CDs? His method is absolutely brilliant. He teaches spoken ...
by Ben
Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Whats On then Graham Hart?
Replies: 94
Views: 2372








Ahh… ‘manifestos’ …some of our greatest modern works of fiction.

by Ben
Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Duchy Charters
Replies: 27
Views: 389

Jester
Sorry, I can't answer that, but I'll watch with interst to see if anyone else can.
Good luck
by Ben
Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Duchy Charters
Replies: 27
Views: 389



Jester
If it helps, follow this link to the Statute Law database and you can read the 1337 charter in both English and Latin...
http://www.statutelaw.gov.uk/c.....onNumber=1



by Ben
Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Election update
Replies: 14
Views: 412

<t><br/> <br/> Well, no-one can predict the election outcome with any accuracy, but there could well be changes in Cornwall this time. Independents and smaller parties will likely pick up new votes, and they certainly can affect the result in marginal constituencies, but I don’t think any will actua...