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Re: For Professional Celticists Only

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:44 pm
by Anselm
Nicholas Williams

A man whose ambition is to become the Richard Bentley of Cornish scholarship.

Re: For Professional Celticicts Only

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:24 am
by carrek
Give it a rest, for flip's sake.

Re: For Professional Celticicts Only

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:54 am
by Anselm
Voice

What you lose if you try to read out the whole of the Ordinalia in one go.

Re: For Professional Celticicts Only

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:57 am
by Anselm
Mood

What you're in after losing your voice (see above).

Re: For Professional Celticicts Only

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:58 am
by Anselm
Aspect

A transparent food preservative.

Re: For Professional Celticicts Only

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:59 am
by Anselm
Tense

How you felt before reading out the whole of the Ordinalia.

Re: For Professional Celticicts Only

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:22 pm
by factotum
FWIW I once calculated that it would take 24 hours to recite at normal speed the entire Middle Cornish corpus. Anyone care to give it a try?

Re: For Professional Celticicts Only

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:59 pm
by Anselm
That would be a brave initiation ordeal for anybody wanting to join the ranks of us Professional Celticists!

Re: For Professional Celticicts Only

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:38 pm
by Anselm
Diglossia

Stop sniggering at the back there.

Re: For Professional Celticicts Only

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:40 pm
by Anselm
Ursprache

The Bohemian dialect of Cornish.

Re: For Professional Celticicts Only

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:03 pm
by Anselm
Parsing

Only to be attempted under medical supervision.

Re: For Professional Celticicts Only

Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:12 pm
by Anselm
Particle

A small bit of stuff that arrives before it's left.

Re: For Professional Celticicts Only

Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:54 am
by Mark
Comedy

Entertainment consisting of jokes and sketches intended to make people laugh.

Re: For Professional Celticicts Only

Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:17 am
by Anselm
Glosses

Need to be very smoll when you look ot the price of Cornish whisk(e)y.

Re: For Professional Celticicts Only

Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:18 am
by Anselm
Authenticity

1) Tendency of CIA-backed dictators to make their guardsmen wear leopardskin hats.

2) Tendency to go on at very great length in English about the vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, idiom, lack of leopardskin headgear (see 1) above) of people who actually speak Cornish.