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Anselm
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Post by Anselm » Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:08 am

Eus gans onan (po muy) ahanan tybyansow yn kever devedhyans hanow an tyller ma?
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Re: Nanstallon

Post by Marhak » Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:55 pm

Lantalan 1201 1412; Lantallen 1284; Nanstalen 1392; Nanstallen 1438; Nanstalan 1513.

The early forms have the common L for N found in other names where N is the actual letter (Lanteglos, Newlyn, etc.), so OC nant "valley" + river name Alan. In this name, after assibiliation c.1300, the Old Cornish T hung on as an intrusion. The site is close to the Camel river, the historic name for which was Alan, Allen. On a bilingual sign it will appear as Nansalan.

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Re: Nanstallon

Post by Kathlovenn » Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:28 pm

Ha styr an hanow "Alan"?

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Re: Nanstallon

Post by Marhak » Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:07 pm

It's an ancient but quite common Celtic river-name of uncertain meaning. Roman records list these rivers (possibly 14 of them, from southern Scotland to Cornwall) as 'Alauna/Alaunos'. One suggested meaning is 'rocky one' (Place-Names of Roman Britain: Rivet and Smith 1981).

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Re: Nanstallon

Post by Kathlovenn » Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:40 pm

"Rocky River Valley" - dassonyow a'n Worlewin Wyls. Heb mar, an soudoryon y'n ker Romanek a omglewsa yndella yn y gever.

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Re: Nanstallon

Post by Anselm » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:31 pm

Meur a ras dhiso jy, Marhak, ha dhe'n wesyon erell, a'gas tybyansow.
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'Against a promontory my ship' Rump L. Stiltz-Kinn

'With regret I feel that unless you have a serious change of heart your presence at the Mennaye on Cornish Pirates match days is no longer desired.'
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