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Re: Webpage changes. (fwd)
On Wed, 27 May 1998, Padraic Brown wrote:
> I didn't think there was any Welsh there, unless you mean Brithenig (from
> the Saxon persepective)? Anyway, I meant only that from the Kernow
> perspective, they can't use "wadher" (go) in that way. It comes out too
> literal -- the verb "poner" (put) is their verb of choice for such
> situations, and in this instance, 'poni-lo' does the same work for the
> same pay as does 'wath'. Hence the opportunity for a laugh.
I think they are still the Welsh, even though they speak Romance and not
Celtic. I tend to avoid calling them that because it is confusing with
the Welsh *here*. It has been pointed out that Welsh, Walloon, Vlach,
Wlochy are all 'germanic' terms meaning 'them over there with the Roman
> That could certainly work; and might I say, never a better opportunity to
> introduce yet another element of smutty vocabulary. Perhaps the time is
> not too far off for a book called "Merdh! The Real Brithenig You Were
> Never Taught at School"
I think I have those titles, in a school library no less. Although I
think Cach! survives in Brithenig. Merddin is an accepted first name.
Andrew Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
MAN, despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistication, and his many
accomplishments; still owes his existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil
and the fact that it rains.