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Thread #120955 Message #2636410
Posted By: GUEST,mayomick
20-May-09 - 07:02 AM
Thread Name: Cornish Nightingale
Subject: RE: Cornish Nightingale
The song title given in the Kennedy book is "An Eos Whek ". I assume that this translates as Sweet Nightingale . So the Cornish language has (or had) a word for nightingale . They would hardly have had a word for it if the bird itself wasn't known in Cornwall .I don't think they had any post-modernists back in those days ,did they?