Redyansjydn | Cornish Neologism




Redyans: reading


Jydn: machine


I tried to avoid loanwords in the best way I could, but only allowed jydn, which can be the transliteration of engine. Other then that, the actual Kernowek word for technology is the English loanword itself. Since the -ology suffix refers to study, I thought it would be interesting to use the Kernowek word for it, which also turns out to be a loanword itself. I figured at that point to use a more poetic form of any compounding juxtaposition, so I took the present participle of to read and combined it with Jydn to make the meaning “machine-reading.” It would make sense considering how the neologism for computer literally means “counting-machine.”

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