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by Morvran
Fri May 21, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Chaos on Spellyans
Replies: 133
Views: 3871

<t>Well I turn my back for a few days ... <br/> <br/> At least I'm not to blame for this round of The Eternal Bunfight. Indeed, this one started over in Another Place where all is supposed to be Sweetness and Light and the Bad Guys (aka The Kemmynistas <shudder!>) are shut out. <br/> <br/> But I dig...
by Morvran
Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:18 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Getting More People to Speak Cornish
Replies: 344
Views: 7073

<r><br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Chris said: <br/> <br/> Good points, however:<br/> 1) Then find three or more people, and make a point of showing up. Yes, people have lives and other things to do, but dedication to the language should be near the top of the list of priorities. I'd hate to think that Corn...
by Morvran
Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Getting More People to Speak Cornish
Replies: 344
Views: 7073

<t>truru said:<br/> morvran said:<br/> True, the Parnership has set up some events. But these are mostly for people to talk about Cornish in English.<br/> <br/> <br/> Isn't that what you do here? So what's your problem?<br/> <br/> <br/> Aga thowl yw dhe avonsye an yeth, rag gul ena y kevons i arghan...
by Morvran
Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Book launch: Devocyon dhe Greryow & Jenner's Handbook
Replies: 167
Views: 2166

Evertype said:
This isn't merely a reprint of Jenner. It is a new edition with much new material in it.


I wonder if you edited out Jenner's racist passages. They may well by illegal under current UK law.

by Morvran
Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:27 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Getting More People to Speak Cornish
Replies: 344
Views: 7073

<t>marhak said:<br/> Place-names are not just to do with the language – they are historical monuments in their own right, every bit as much as Men-an-Tol and Trethevy Quoit.  You wouldn't add a few stones to those, would you?  Or remove any? Or encase them in plastic bubbles?  As historical entities...
by Morvran
Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:06 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Getting More People to Speak Cornish
Replies: 344
Views: 7073

<t>In response to an earlier post by Truru (which I can't get the system to quote somehow tonight), I have attended a great many meetings to do with Cornish in one way or another over the past 20-odd years, and to the best of my recollection, not a single one was held below ground level.<br/> But I ...
by Morvran
Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:11 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Spellyans Watch -- Goelva Spellyans
Replies: 635
Views: 15749

Meur dhe les yw an arkiv, byttegyns --- avel displetyans a'ga skians ha'ga erviryans dibarow

by Morvran
Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:58 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Now what do you say, 'Pieter'?
Replies: 40
Views: 725

Nynz eus poynt marnaz onan — ny yll boz kryzyz travyth leveryz ganso.
[A nynz yw "kryzyz" ger marthuz? Klingon pur ]


by Morvran
Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Gerlyver Meur -- 2009
Replies: 326
Views: 4709

<t>In the Book of Iorwerth iirc. Most of it has to do with the employment conditions of the various people in the king's court, and with the exact compensation for losing a cow/sheep/horse/goat ... subdivided according to sex and age. There's a nice bit about cats though which is often quoted.<br/> ...
by Morvran
Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Gerlyver Meur -- 2009
Replies: 326
Views: 4709

<t>Eddie-C said:<br/> Furthermore, I seem to recall Caradar in 'Kernewek Sempelhes' saying that mutations may be omitted where they would cause amibiguity (which sounds like sensible advice).<br/> Personally, I find Brown's (UC) 'Grammar' to be poorly written, unclearly laid out, and sometimes unrel...
by Morvran
Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: The Tregear Challenge
Replies: 103
Views: 1662

Yth eze onan treylyans moy, gezyz dhe ves genes (gans Karesk?)
Mez poynt a boes, ny allse nagonan a'n K.S.oryon an moygha harth proffye treylyans vyth oll. (Ny vynnav synsi Dan avel "K.S.er harth" awos ev --- yn unneg? --- a vynn skoedhye an SWF dell yw hi erviryz).

by Morvran
Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:48 am
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Mebyon Kernow Congratulated in Scottish Parliament
Replies: 12
Views: 384

<t><br/> nige999 said:<br/> Wonderful words of support from Scotland.<br/> <br/> Shame the English parliament couldn't be so considerate.....<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> There is no English parliament. I wonder could that be because it would be bound to raise the constitutional status of Cornwall?<br/> <...
by Morvran
Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:39 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Mutations and exceptions
Replies: 22
Views: 860

<t>FWIW most of these exceptions to mutations are due to the original mutation being reversed by later clashes between the sounds at the end of one word and the beginning of the next. The result of a soft mutation (lenition) plus "provection" is the mixed mutation, although it is not always written ...
by Morvran
Thu Jun 11, 2009 2:32 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Spellyans Watch -- Goelva Spellyans
Replies: 635
Views: 15749


Everson said:
Jenner ... distinguished /ø/ from /y/, for instance.



Ass yw henna pur goynt! Ny dhuryas naneyl /ø/ na /y/ byz yn termyn Kerneweg Diwedhez.
by Morvran
Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:25 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Orthographies will never die out
Replies: 148
Views: 2263

<t>Good, I've just requested them!<br/> <br/> This is only important because you lot keep retailing the lie that the Kesva was somehow taken over by foul means, and that this caused the 'split'.<br/> <br/> I have supplied a list of Kesva members elected after the change to KK was agreed. They includ...