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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:08 pm    Post subject: English reaction to Cornish nursery Reply with quote

Not able to talk about very much apart from about beardy weirdies


Well I can see one practical reason for promoting this, not that the beardie wierdies will ever accept it.

During the Burma Campaign at least one division (7th Indian, if I remembers correctly) had their own brand of windtalkers - Welsh speaking signallers. The idea being the Japs were unlikely to have many Welsh linguists in their army. I guess having a bunch of Cornish windtalkers might be useful, but as I say, the earnest types who promote these obscure languages aren't generally into helping the defence of the realm.

Posted by: The Remittance Man | January 15, 2010 9:10 AM

No doubt they will be pushing for a Cornish Language Board along the lines of the Welsh one, which seems to have a limitless budget and puts out expensive TV adverts on the benefits of the Welsh language. "I wanted to get on in business", says one man. Where, exactly? Most of Wales is closed down and once you get over the tax bridge, no-one speaks it anyway. Unless there are jobs going in Patagonia. Yet the politicians are pushing for more legislation on compelling what businesses there are left, to use the Welsh language even more. Every document comes in two languages, even my driving licence is in two languages.

Posted by: DennisA | January 15, 2010 10:14 AM

"And why is the nursery being run by people from Wales and France"

Well, probably because Welsh and Breton are still living Brythonic languages. Cornish actually died and was artificially resuscitated - which I suppose makes it even more weirdy beardy, but who cares? It's a nursery school. I don't think the kids need to worry just yet about job qualifications.

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