Monday, 2 September 2013

Words in lieu

I know many of the good people of Cornwall are keen on preserving Kernewek.

But I don't think this word, which I saw repeated all over the window display of Stratton Creber Estate Agents in Looe earlier this year, is a fully-paid-up member of that language.


Given that the word brochure comes from the French word brocher, to stitch, broucher hasn't actually strayed too far from its origins.

And it's not asking too much to make broucher sound like brochure, although trying this in the privacy of my own home made me sound like a Liverpudlian for some strange reason.

At least broucher is a lot easier to decipher than lyfryk.

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