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Re: VMs: Welsh/Cornish (Like it or not....)
At 00:06 27/11/2003 -0500, Tim Ackerson wrote:
Now however did you find that? Strange that *I* couldn't get it to come up
in a Google search, what with all the Meta tags I threw in......
I didn't find it with Google (and indeed couldn't have)... I'm just a good
As to "VMs-as-Welsh", Welsh appears to make up about 25% of the language
content (higher in some folios, lower in others.) From what I am seeing,
indications point to the bulk of the language being Old Cornish (which is
similar to Early Welsh in structure and spelling, and often mistaken for
it.) It is also obscure, with few glosses on the subject.
While I do understand your argument, I'm not sure I buy your "25%" figure -
it seems a little high, given that most of the words given are (at best)
fragmentary and "interpretational". I'd be a bit happier if it the figure
had been assessed by someone with a deep experience of Early Welsh texts
(or is how you would describe yourself?)
Now, about that hoax bit. I have run across a word that is very common, in
fact on almost every folio, that has me wary. This innocuous little word
Go ahead, type it into your search engine*. I make no claim as to that
being what "beda" makes reference to, but the implications are disturbing.....
Errrm... "Beda Venerabilis"? Or Beda Fell (in the Lake District)? Or Beda,
"the Goddess of disaster and misfortune" (according to "Obsidian")? Or
Fassoulia Beda (White Bean Stew)? I presume you're disturbed by the
Goddess, but I might be wrong...?
Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....
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