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by spencer a-n-gwruk
Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Medhes vs. Leverel
Replies: 49
Views: 4508

Re: Medhes vs. Leverel

Me, too, Karesk! Just registered with them.
by spencer a-n-gwruk
Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: How do I say congratulations?
Replies: 12
Views: 2053

Re: How do I say congratulations?

Morvil, Thanks for that. I think I can see all the elements in your contruction except any reference to the man's wife?! Forgive me if my Cornish is just too deficient or I'm just being obtuse in not seeing it. As I read your sentence it would translate to me ' I have seen the man to whom you were s...
by spencer a-n-gwruk
Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Medhes vs. Leverel
Replies: 49
Views: 4508

Re: Medhes vs. Leverel

Karesk's idea for a specific grammar forum is a good one. Very exciting if it could be set up as he envisages it! Many of us learners tend to be isolated from other speakers/leaners for large parts of the year and even with more than the average number of grammar books and other Cornish material it ...
by spencer a-n-gwruk
Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: How do I say congratulations?
Replies: 12
Views: 2053

Re: How do I say congratulations?

Yes, and in 'proper' Cornish too!

Another tricky one-how to say:-

'I have seen the man to whose wife you were so rude.' ?!

'An actress, the like of whom we shall never see again.' ?!

Really tricky relative constructions!
by spencer a-n-gwruk
Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Medhes vs. Leverel
Replies: 49
Views: 4508

Re: Medhes vs. Leverel

Muer Ras, Gano!

Helpful advice, there..and it reminds me of the old fashioned English subjunctive- ' whether it BE nobler in the mind..'

Is there a hard and fast distinction between the conditional and sunjunctive moods or do they overlap?
by spencer a-n-gwruk
Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Medhes vs. Leverel
Replies: 49
Views: 4508

Re: Medhes vs. Leverel

Wella Brown must be an old man now. Is he still active in the language? One doesn't hear much about him or Richard Gendall, for that matter. As for Spellyans, if they are discussing the finer points of orthography, I hardly think that is surprising or off putting. After all it IS a linguistic site! ...
by spencer a-n-gwruk
Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Gwask an Orlewen
Replies: 117
Views: 9166

Re: Gwask an Orlewen

My objections have nothing to do with 'homophobia'. However I DO object to pornography whether you think that laughable or not. And I certainly object to such material potentially getting on my screen with young children about because I mistakenly thought a site was promoting the Cornish language. I...
by spencer a-n-gwruk
Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:33 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Medhes vs. Leverel
Replies: 49
Views: 4508

Re: Medhes vs. Leverel

To be fair to both sides, from what I can see of Wella Brown's works, he has donw two sort of 'step-by-step' grammars ( Skeul An Yeth) - though I cannot remember any exercises in them?- and his Grammar of Modern Cornish which doesn't purport to be a 'fun' book but a comprehensive reference grammar. ...
by spencer a-n-gwruk
Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE NO TO DEVONWALL PROTEST
Replies: 4
Views: 646

Re: NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE NO TO DEVONWALL PROTEST

An unutterably delporable attitude of utter ignorance of the culture of a part of U.K. Cameron professes to love. Cornwall is Celtic and should NOT be lumped together with a region of England because a bunch of predominantly English bankers and politicians managed to virtually bankrupt the country. ...
by spencer a-n-gwruk
Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Gwask an Orlewen
Replies: 117
Views: 9166

Re: Gwask an Orlewen

Whyever whould anyone do such a thing? Considering youngsters keen on Cornish might want to visit the proper site it is downright disgusting and put off Cornish language lovers and learners from visting a very good site. I certainly wouldn't want to end up in some dodgy site in error. Ass yu dyeth!
by spencer a-n-gwruk
Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: I'm a blatant self publicist
Replies: 15
Views: 1474

Re: I'm a blatant self publicist

I feel that you owe us a song about the third person singular present subjunctive..just to set the record straight after years of sorry neglect of such a vital piece of our culture. How could Redruth do this to its scholars?!
by spencer a-n-gwruk
Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Cornish Grammar
Replies: 29
Views: 2275

Re: Cornish Grammar

To come back to the original thrust of this thread- the new Grammar site- and the observation that it'd be useful to learners to know straight off which particular orthography it's teaching, might I say as a learner that I for one would find that extremely helpful. I can only say from personal exper...
by spencer a-n-gwruk
Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Lhuyds Bos
Replies: 12
Views: 965

Re: Lhuyds Bos

Also, I think if you look at the way Biblical Hebrew, which certainly wasn't a decaying tongue, deals with such things as tense and aspect, you realise what is 'precise' in one language' seems vague in another..but the operative word is 'seems'!!
by spencer a-n-gwruk
Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: I be...
Replies: 10
Views: 956

Re: I be...

You appear to me to be enquiring if the various shades of meaning of the English verbal forms , be they the simple ones or periphrastic ones, can be caught using the equivalent Cornish ones. I now in the old fashioned teaching of French the grammars were very precise in stipulating how the verbal fo...
by spencer a-n-gwruk
Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Getting More People to Speak Cornish
Replies: 344
Views: 9078

Re: Getting More People to Speak Cornish

It doesn't necessarily need to be trained teachers initially. It could be reasonably competent speakers, invited in by the teachers, and with a flare for enthusing the kids with various classroom activities. One has to go a step a time.