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by R3D3
Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Call for dialect words for dictionary
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Collins is compiling a new dictionary of regional dialect.  Sadly it involves Twitter (@localwords with details of the word and where and when it is/was used) but you can also comment on the BBC.  Looks like a perfect way to get Cornish dialect words preserved in a national context.
by R3D3
Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:56 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Original /d/ though /s/ to LC /j/
Replies: 179
Views: 3416

Your mousing finger has a stutter there Anselm.
by R3D3
Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:06 am
Forum: The Rest of the World
Topic: Swine Flu Vaccine Package Inserts
Replies: 8
Views: 501

<t>Your link doesn't say anything about the swine flu vaccine being contaminated.  More FUD.<br/> Long-standing medicines suck as aspirin have many potential side-effects, but they are rare enough for the benefits to outweigh the risks.  You don't, of course, give figures for the probabilities of an...
by R3D3
Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:48 pm
Forum: The Rest of the World
Topic: Swine Flu Vaccine Package Inserts
Replies: 8
Views: 501

Every time you swallow anything you take a risk, Shiner.
by R3D3
Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Cornwall's reorganisation savings 'dubious', says report
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Cornwall's reorganisation savings 'complete fantasy', said everyone else.
by R3D3
Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Is Late Cornish relavent ??
Replies: 201
Views: 3151

<t>Is Kemmyn really so different that you can't understand anything written in it, marhak?  "boekka" and "bukka" - almost totally unrecognisable as the same word, aren't they, hardly any of the letters are the same in the two words - or could it be that actually the similarities are greater than the...
by R3D3
Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Is Late Cornish relavent ??
Replies: 201
Views: 3151

<t>Evertype said:<br/> <br/> <br/> R3D3 said:<br/> Evertype, modern Welsh, Breton and Irish do not use traditional spellings.<br/> <br/> <br/> It's certainly clear that you don't know much about Irish when you make such a statement. Irish has had some spelling reforms, yes; its orthography remains "...
by R3D3
Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:43 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Is Late Cornish relavent ??
Replies: 201
Views: 3151

<t>Sorry, Mike. <br/> Evertype, modern Welsh, Breton and Irish do not use traditional spellings.  If Kemmyn and SWF are unacceptable because in part they do not use traditional spellings, then neither are modern Welsh, Breton and Irish acceptable; nor are modern French or Malaysian or a whole cart-l...
by R3D3
Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Is Late Cornish relavent ??
Replies: 201
Views: 3151

<t>marhak, do I have this right:<br/> <br/> <br/> Welsh: the fluent speakers were consulted over spelling reform, the majority agreed on a new system, result: acceptable non-traditional modern Welsh.<br/> <br/> <br/> Irish: the fluent speakers were consulted over spelling reform, the majority agreed...
by R3D3
Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Is Late Cornish relavent ??
Replies: 201
Views: 3151

marhak, do you consider modern Welsh and Breton not to be proper Welsh and Breton because they do not spell their language today the way they did in the past?
by R3D3
Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Original /d/ though /s/ to LC /j/
Replies: 179
Views: 3416

Karesk, how about the development "a>b>c>people stopped speaking Cornish>people studied the language and made conflicting recommendations because the evidence for c wasn't clear-cut>everyone compromised on d>d" ?
by R3D3
Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Original /d/ though /s/ to LC /j/
Replies: 179
Views: 3416

factotum said:
Anyway it's in the SWF, so there.






Cue "errors and inconsistencies".
by R3D3
Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Original /d/ though /s/ to LC /j/
Replies: 179
Views: 3416

<t>Evertype said:<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> I think that Williams holds that there were dialects in Cornish; the early MC literature has [z] as the reflex of OC /d/ here; as the language retreated the dialect which had [dʒ] was what was written down.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Is it possi...
by R3D3
Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:14 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Original /d/ though /s/ to LC /j/
Replies: 179
Views: 3416

<t>Evertype said:<br/> <br/> <br/> I've heard Ken George speak Cornish. He has no geminates in his speech, yet he wants people to use them when they speak Cornish. He has no half-length in his speech, yet he wants people to use it when they speak Cornish. I rather doubt that he has switched from usy...
by R3D3
Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Positive comments on BBC
Replies: 20
Views: 783

"Closer to home, Cornish intellectuals, inspired by the reintroduction of Hebrew, succeeded in bringing the seemingly dead Cornish language back into use in the 20th Century. In 2002 the government recognised it as a living minority language."