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by Eddie-C
Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: "Whedhlow Kernowek" dyllys gans Evertype
Replies: 418
Views: 15399

<t>Keith asserted, "Although Gaelic uses many of the glyphs of the Latin alphabet, it uses them in such an idiosyncratic fashion as to be practically equivalent to a different writing system. The average English speaker is no more able to pronounce Gaelic writing than he or she is Greek or Cyrillic....
by Eddie-C
Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: "Whedhlow Kernowek" dyllys gans Evertype
Replies: 418
Views: 15399

<t>Just so, David. The Thomas/Williams edition of 'Bewnans Ke' claimed to be a scholarly work that was faithful to the original manuscript text. And, certainly, there are extensive foot- and end-notes on the text and how it was edited.<br/> <br/>  <br/> <br/> By contrast, the George/KKesva edition i...
by Eddie-C
Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: KDL - Does it still exist?
Replies: 49
Views: 1251

<t>pietercharles wrote, "Making the commitment to produce course material [in SWF] is an entirely different matter."<br/> <br/>  <br/> <br/> Unless I'm mistaken, the only ones so far to have shown such commitment in producing SWF course material are the 'Skeul an Tavas' team: Ray Chubb (writer), Nig...
by Eddie-C
Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: KDL - Does it still exist?
Replies: 49
Views: 1251

<t>Truru wrote, "This is especially true of Ken George, Dick Gendall and Nicholas Williams, they all created orthographies and created a lot of material, and they're not going to cast their creations aside."<br/> <br/>  <br/> <br/> Actually, Truru, that's not a fair representation as far as Nicholas...
by Eddie-C
Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: "Whedhlow Kernowek" dyllys gans Evertype
Replies: 418
Views: 15399

<t>Don't be such a tease, Palores: do give us some references so we can see what sort of changes you allege Professor Williams made to 'Bewnans Ke', and judge for ourselves whether or not he was justified in what he changed.<br/> <br/>  <br/> <br/> You should, perhaps, also include some representati...
by Eddie-C
Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: "Whedhlow Kernowek" dyllys gans Evertype
Replies: 418
Views: 15399

<t>Keith prated, "I have every respect for the few remaining native speakers of Irish, but little for pompus prats who, for example, write their names in Irish in an English context, which is just silly showing off. Perhaps they have identity problems or something?"<br/> <br/>  <br/> <br/> And that'...
by Eddie-C
Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: "Whedhlow Kernowek" dyllys gans Evertype
Replies: 418
Views: 15399

<t>Michael lives (afaik) in the Cois Fhairge Gaeltacht (pardon my spelling!), and sounds to my ears indistinguishable from a fluent, educated native speaker of Irish (of course, it is *Scots* Gaidhlig that I know rather than Irish!). When he tells us about Irish colloquial usage, he has years of fir...
by Eddie-C
Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: "Whedhlow Kernowek" dyllys gans Evertype
Replies: 418
Views: 15399

<t>Keith was almost right in one of his statements; given a modest re-wording, it's nearly in the bulls-eye:<br/> "I think we need to set aside and ignore the [Kernewek Kemyn] faction, which has proved to be a consistently destabilising force over the years, while producing hardling anything of valu...
by Eddie-C
Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: "Whedhlow Kernowek" dyllys gans Evertype
Replies: 418
Views: 15399

<r>For once, pietercharles makes a sound point, even though s/he was unable to resist venting her/his PMS/PMS-by-proxy in the closing sentence.<br/> <br/> <br/> I would add that truru has also overlooked the new publications produced over the last year by Spyrys a Gernow. Apart from some new items, ...
by Eddie-C
Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: "Whedhlow Kernowek" dyllys gans Evertype
Replies: 418
Views: 15399

<t>Keith wrote, "It would certainly be a good idea to keep anything halfways decent written in Cornish in print. Perhaps with footnotes where we now believe the grammar etc. to be wrong, or where we've discovered a better word etc."<br/> <br/> <br/> At least you start quite sensibly. In my opinion, ...
by Eddie-C
Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: What evidence do you think exists for dialects in pre 1750 Cornish?
Replies: 133
Views: 1799

Ot an gwyr a leversys, sos. Mes ny a wor nag ylta sevel orth gowleverel hep hedhy. Dha nas yu del hevel, ha dhe vlamya nyns esos rak dha gamwul, Tym truan.
by Eddie-C
Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:09 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Translation exercise - from 'The Lyonesse Stone'
Replies: 51
Views: 1376

That passage is rather beyond my present level of competence in Cornish, I'm afraid. There's too much vocabulary I don't know, and I doubt I could capture many of the nuances in the original that make it so evocative.


Perhaps in a year or two I might be up to it, but not yet.
by Eddie-C
Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Book launch: Devocyon dhe Greryow & Jenner's Handbook
Replies: 167
Views: 2400

<t>What a marvellous idea, Palores.<br/> <br/> <br/> Perhaps you (or one of the other "fluent 'n' effective" speakers) might care to translate a chapter of one of marhak's sequels, and see whether it meets with the author's approval. All you have to do is succeed in that and the job would be yours!<...
by Eddie-C
Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: What evidence do you think exists for dialects in pre 1750 Cornish?
Replies: 133
Views: 1799

<t>'Moronic'? Well, perhaps so if (as you characterise it) it's based on 'some petty personal issue'.<br/> <br/> <br/> My collection of Cornish publications has items in UC, UCR, RLC, Jennerian, original manuscript and SWF/T, along with pre-Revival writings by the like of Edwin Norris, Whitley Stoke...
by Eddie-C
Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Book launch: Devocyon dhe Greryow & Jenner's Handbook
Replies: 167
Views: 2400

Gay Canadian? Reeves has always struck me as being a fairly dour, even miserable, chap of limited wit and wits.


You'd look elsewhere to find the 'life and soul of the party', I fear, because there's not much gaiety there!