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by Laghyades
Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:27 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: distract?
Replies: 44
Views: 2071

<t>'ancombra'.....sounds cognate with 'encumber'<br/> <br/> "/ɛnˈkʌmbər/ <br/> –verb (used with object) <br/> 1. to impede or hinder; hamper; retard: Red tape encumbers all our attempts at action. <br/> 2. to block up or fill with what is obstructive or superfluous: a mind encumbered with trivial an...
by Laghyades
Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:23 am
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Mebyon Kernow Congratulated in Scottish Parliament
Replies: 12
Views: 667

<t>Given the parlous state of the political fortunes of the denizens of Westminster at the moment, if the Cornish can't manage to screw some iron-bound commitments out of those nervous nellies, we ought to fold our tent for good.<br/> <br/> Getting them to sign a Charter for Census Issues and a Corn...
by Laghyades
Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:07 am
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: My friend recently Googling for Cornish Gathering possibly has a point .....
Replies: 1
Views: 159

"Oh.....'Kuntellyans'. Ah, it's spelt with a 'K', that's why I couldn't find it. Plus the filter was blocking the word....." :roll:
by Laghyades
Sun May 31, 2009 7:16 am
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: The end of the line for fish quotas?
Replies: 9
Views: 314

"Sorry for the pun"

That one's right up there with the one about the procrastinating surfer who reckons 'they also surf who only stand and wait'..... :-P
by Laghyades
Mon May 25, 2009 1:39 am
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: One of my young Aussie nephews proposed this chain of logic
Replies: 5
Views: 238

<t>It's drawing a long, long bow, but I can't put my finger on any inherent illogic.<br/> <br/> <br/> 1. Stonehenge was built by a pre-Celtic 'Dawn folk'.<br/> <br/> 2. When the Celtic wave washed over Britain from the Continent, the Celts inter-mingled with this 'Dawn folk', as demonstrated by the ...
by Laghyades
Mon May 25, 2009 12:54 am
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Why shouldnt MPs soak the taxpayer for their personal upkeep ?
Replies: 1
Views: 147

It is after all officially sanctioned for the Duke of Cornwall.
by Laghyades
Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:14 am
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: indigenous peoples
Replies: 135
Views: 1565

<t>I remember reading a clever sci-fi story years ago about indigenous peoples.<br/> <br/> A nuclear holocaust has taken place. It seems that the societies of indigenous folk have recovered more quickly from the blasts than those of the dominant societies. So, for example, the Amerindian peoples hav...
by Laghyades
Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:03 am
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Cornwall turns to Celtic assembly
Replies: 17
Views: 546

This article took absolutely evry opportunity to use the word "county".

We're only 'officially' a Duchy when it's time to pay the increasingly hairless Heir his tribute.

Come the revolution he'll have to pay it all back of course :-P
by Laghyades
Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:53 am
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Does anybody else remember this saying ?
Replies: 3
Views: 154

<t>I had a dream about my grandmother last night. Never mind the detail, but it featured an old saying of her's that I hadn't thought about in many years. <br/> <br/> "A rat doesn’t turn into a hen just because it’s spent weeks around the fowl-house."<br/> <br/> Does anybody else remember that ?<br/...
by Laghyades
Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:11 am
Forum: Cornwall Questions
Topic: Kernewek in Cornish dialect
Replies: 35
Views: 3323

<t>Not so much Cornish dialect, so much as an illustration of just WHAT survives the generations, even if in a sort of ossified way.<br/> <br/> A great-aunt who grandmother was Welsh always used to say to us kids something that sounded like 'Cardy geg, am biffer!" I've never worked out what the last...
by Laghyades
Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:58 am
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Why are you a republican? / nationalists and republicanism
Replies: 32
Views: 795

<t>Anyone seriously needs to ask this ?<br/> <br/> What are we, five years old ? The days of kings and queens and fairies and goblins are over. Gone where the woodbine twineth. Gone with the pilchards...which didn't smell half as bad. Flush twice...it's a long way to the, err, ash-heap of history.<b...
by Laghyades
Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:46 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Could someone please explain this KK construction ?
Replies: 21
Views: 484

<t>I was looking up the Cornish word for 'martyr' (I've been reading about the Prayer Book Massacre).<br/> <br/> Ken's KK dictionary has the verb as 'mertherya', and the noun 'martyrdom' as 'mertherynsi' ..... are these some cognate with the English word 'murder'?.....so I thought that 'merther' wou...
by Laghyades
Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:24 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Verb Tables
Replies: 20
Views: 665

Consult your grammar, and you'll see that you can get away with the third person singular a lot of the time.
by Laghyades
Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:23 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Verb Tables
Replies: 20
Views: 665

Consult you grammar, and you'll see that you can get away with the third person singular at lot of the time.
by Laghyades
Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:02 am
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: DNA RESEARCH, CORNWALL.
Replies: 30
Views: 831

<t><br/> Shaz said:<br/> Always facinates me..., but I'm not sure, if I was Cornish, that I would want to give my DNA up to someone from the Dept.of Clinical Pharmacology,Oxford,England?<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> What do you think they are going to use it for, Shaz ?<br/> <br/> "Six drops of the essenc...