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by Palores
Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Enys Tresour dyllys in Kernowek
Replies: 242
Views: 26235

Re: Enys Tresour dyllys in Kernowek

final unstressed syllables have schwa in Cornish
This myth needs to be stamped on. The evidence from the texts does not support it.
by Palores
Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Cornwall Questions
Topic: Cornwall's head of state
Replies: 15
Views: 5494

Cornwall's head of state

Given that the Duke of Cornwall and not the monarch is Cornwall's head of state,
who was Cornwall's head of state during the years when there was no Duke of Cornwall?
by Palores
Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Tattoo
Replies: 14
Views: 2008

Re: Tattoo

"Christine, my wife" is easy enough: Kristina, ow gwreg (unless you want to retain the English spelling for the name).
"soulmate" is more difficult.
Carrek's ow huv enev is similar to ow huv kolonn 'my sweetheart".
I shall give it some more thought.
by Palores
Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: There are Gods.....
Replies: 52
Views: 2155

Re: There are Gods.....

Calloo, callay, O frabjous day!
by Palores
Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Enys Tresour dyllys in Kernowek
Replies: 242
Views: 26235

Re: Enys Tresour dyllys in Kernowek

Meur ras a'n kedhlow ma, mes my a wra glena orth an treylyans gwrys gans Rod Lyon nans yw lies blydhen.
by Palores
Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Can I just check? "hemm nyns yw pow sawsen"
Replies: 14
Views: 1194

Re: Can I just check? "hemm nyns yw pow sawsen"

This is not good quality Cornish.
Better would be "Nyns yw hemma Pow Sows".
by Palores
Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Kywni
Replies: 50
Views: 3392

Re: Kywni

Why?
by Palores
Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:28 am
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Domesday
Replies: 21
Views: 1057

Re: Domesday

Yes; a bit worrying, because Cornwall was treated as if it were a county of England, even at that early date.
by Palores
Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: More good SWF news
Replies: 41
Views: 2676

Re: More good SWF news

Euver yth yw an flows ma oll.
Klywewgh, klywewgh, onan hag oll!
by Palores
Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Planes, Flying, Sky!
Replies: 8
Views: 684

Re: Planes, Flying, Sky!

Which is the generally more accepted word for 'aeroplane'?
Is it 'ayren'
No, ayrenn means 'parcel of air'.
In English, as well as aeroplane, we also have airplane (originally American?) and aircraft. Which is the generally most accepted word?
by Palores
Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: I be...
Replies: 10
Views: 850

Re: I be...

Yth esof vy galloes kewsel kernewek
Sorry, this is ungrammatical.
or would you only ever use My a yll...
This is the usual way.
or Yth allav...
The correct mutation is y hallav ... Please refer to your grammar books.
by Palores
Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Distribution of final consonants.
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: Distribution of final consonants.

It's a very simple rule, soft mutation when a suffix is added. It's what Cornish does.
This "rule" is supported in the texts only for unstressed -k to -g-.
For other pairs of consonants, the texts either do not support it, or there is insufficient evidence.
by Palores
Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:39 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Lhuyds Bos
Replies: 12
Views: 873

Re: Lhuyds Bos

In RLC some parts of the present and imperfect are identical: thera nye / thera nye. Context is used to distinguish.
Hmm ... Good reason to prefer a Middle Cornish foundation.
by Palores
Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Heresy
Replies: 46
Views: 3006

Re: Heresy

I have heard the term dukedom used to describe Cornwall. Compare principality for Wales.
by Palores
Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Anti-Cornish gerrymandering
Replies: 71
Views: 4485

Re: Anti-Cornish gerrymandering

The Deputy Prime Minister: I hear what my hon. Friend says about the boundary between Cornwall and England, although I am sure that many of his constituents would be delighted to know that they are also citizens of England and the United Kingdom. My opinion of Nick Clegg goes down even further afte...