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by Kio
Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:47 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Kesva an Taves
Replies: 4
Views: 276

:-)
by Kio
Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Awen/avon/dowr.
Replies: 29
Views: 848

or as some wag said, to speak Welsh you need four tongues.
by Kio
Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Awen/avon/dowr.
Replies: 29
Views: 848

Ask a Cockney ;-)
by Kio
Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Awen/avon/dowr.
Replies: 29
Views: 848

<t><br/> From Wiki<br/> he River Avon is a river in the south west of England. Because of a number of other Rivers Avon in England, this river is often also known as the Lower Avon or Bristol Avon. The name Avon is a cognate of the Welsh word afon meaning "river" (f is pronounced as v in Welsh).<br/...
by Kio
Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Awen/avon/dowr.
Replies: 29
Views: 848

Dialect differences ??
by Kio
Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: distract?
Replies: 44
Views: 1286

I don't think there is a learner of any Celtic language who hs not been tripped up by a mutation error .
by Kio
Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: distract?
Replies: 44
Views: 1286

Cornish Simplified agrees with the others .I have not checked any LC grammars,
by Kio
Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: distract?
Replies: 44
Views: 1286

All books I have read ' re bia' no mutation with 're' although you may find an exception in the texts. ( I don't know the reason for the non mutation, anyone know ?? )
by Kio
Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Awen/avon/dowr.
Replies: 29
Views: 848

UC/KK use 'avon' for river, LC sometimes 'Awen', I gather 'avon' is not attested and 'dowr' is the preferred form, but how does one say ' the water in the river is polluted '? (an dowr y'n dowr yw defolys (stronkys)'
by Kio
Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Present Tense.
Replies: 41
Views: 1308

<t>Another question, the expression 'Da via gans.....' is this the past tense of ' Da yw gans ....' if so what is the exact meaning <br/> 'Da yw gans.... ' would be to like to do something ie ' Da yw genev dansya' I like to dance. is 'Da via genev dansya' I used to like to danced or I liked to dance...
by Kio
Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Present Tense.
Replies: 41
Views: 1308

<t>Can I suggest a alternative forum for those with a chip on their shoulder, a simple question on grammar should not generate into a slanging match. Can Marhak and whoever else take their squabbles elsewhere, it is certainly putting people off, I am sure. Eddie and Morvyl were helpful, Marhak did n...
by Kio
Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Present Tense.
Replies: 41
Views: 1308

Thanks Eddie and Morvyl.
by Kio
Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Present Tense.
Replies: 41
Views: 1308

When would one use 'Ev a gews ' as opposed to 'Yma ev ow kewsel' for ' I speak' I know 'ev a wra kewsel' implies future intent.( I think).Is there a hard a fast rule about present tense usage ?

by Kio
Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Spellyans Watch -- Goelva Spellyans
Replies: 635
Views: 21510

<t>I was under the impression that the UC of Nance stuck to Middle Cornish,Nance rejected the Later Cornish of Jenner .(I am not talking about the lexicon here, just orthography and syntax),for example UC does not allow for pre-occlusion.UCR was the revision that moved UC further forward to Tudor ti...
by Kio
Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:39 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Mutations and exceptions
Replies: 22
Views: 1120

In the texts of MIddle Cornish you will find the sometime mutations were not written, I noticed that when reading BK, but not sure where the above rules came from, maybe someone with more knowledge of the texts would know, (does this also happen in Welsh and Breton ?)