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Re: New data point for Brithenig time line
Neat! I think that now makes three known books. In addition to the
below, there is William Pryce's "Archaeologica Cornu-Britanica" (1790),
intended to be a tutor to English speakers of the Cornovian language; and
Dr. A. G. Davidson's 1888 magnum opus, "An Historical and Comparative
Gramamr of the British Diallects" (Oxford U.), which, as its name implies,
is a compendium of all the major Romance dialects spoken in Britain.
On Thu, 11 Mar 1999, John Cowan wrote:
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> Subject: New data point for Brithenig time line
> 1547: William of Salesbury publishes _A Dictionary in Englyshe and
> Welshe or Cambriese_, the first Brithenig-English dictionary.
> "Its object was to teach the literate Kemrese English, enabling them
> to learn it even without the help of an English-speaking master...."
> -- J.R.R. Tolkien
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> You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn.
> You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn.
> Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)