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  Cornish language, alphabet and pronunciation
Cornish is a Celtic language closely related to Breton and Welsh spoken mainly in Cornwall (Kernow) and also by a few people in Australia and the USA.
Cornish started to diverge from Welsh towards the end of the 7th century AD and the earliest known examples of written Cornish date from the end of the 9th century AD.
People are writing and performing songs and poetry in Cornish, and the language is taught in some schools and at the University of Exeter.
www.omniglot.com /writing/cornish.htm   (1007 words)

  Cornish people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Cornish are an ethnic group associated with Cornwall, located at the extreme South West of the United Kingdom where most of the Cornish currently live.
The Cornish language is seen by many as the cultural back bone of the Cornish identity, although only 3,500 of the estimated 250,000 Cornish people (1.4%) speak it to a basic conversational level, and just 300-400 fluently.
This failure to produce or sustain a translation of the Bible in Cornish is generally seen as a crucial factor in the demise of the language.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cornish_people   (2317 words)

 Cornish language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cornish continued to function as a community language until the late 18th century, and was again revived early in the 20th century.
Early Modern Cornish was the subject of a study published by the Welsh linguist Edward Lhuyd in 1702, and differs from the mediaeval language in having a considerably simpler structure and grammar.
Cornish is a member of the Celtic branch of the Indo-European family of languages, and shares many of the characteristics of the other Insular Celtic languages.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cornish_language   (2736 words)

 Warlinenn - The Cornish Language Online
The Cornish Language (Kernewek) is the direct descendant of the ancient language spoken by the Celtic settlers who inhabited Cornwall (Kernow) and most of the British Isles long before the Roman conquest.
Cornish is a member of the Celtic family of languages comprising Irish, Scots and Manx Gaelic, Welsh and Breton.
The revival of Cornish learning had progressed enough by 1970 for people to actually start speaking the language in everyday situations again, with some bringing up their children using it.
www.cornish-language.org /english/faq.asp   (746 words)

 Welcome to Deer Creek School's "Our Town" Project - People - The Cornish Miner
The Cornish migration to Grass Valley began in 1849 with the discovery of Gold.
The Cornish were not interested in placer mining and were very proud of their skills as hardrock miners.
When the Cornish people were hired at a mine they would ask their employer if he had a job for their “Cousin Jack.” The term Cousin Jack and Jenny referred to a Cornish miners' relatives.
www.ncgold.com /goldrushtown/cornish.html   (490 words)

 The My Hero Project - Curtis CornishCornish_Fredericksberg_05
Cornish was also in the Army and he helped the people in America when he was in war.
Cornish always helps me and my brother when we are hurt or ill. Curtis Cornish had a choice to go into the Army to help the U.S.A. Curtis is not only a nurse; he also went to Egypt and Korea to help the Army.
Cornish had a hard life while he was growing up, but he does a lot of things to help other people and his family.
myhero.com /myhero/heroprint.asp?hero=Cornish_Fredericksberg_05   (354 words)

 Proud to be Cornish? What does being Cornish mean to you. :: Cornwall 24 :: News, Views and Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
However, the fact that Cornish people have always been delineated as such serves both as a recognition of this distinct background and an affirmation of separate identity.
Many people, of course, move to Cornwall, some to make their lives in Cornwall and to become part of the community – the choice to become a Cornish citizen is less obvious and is rarely articulated because of the lack of formal processes.
Cornish culture is not going to disappear after a 1,000 years of attacks and repression.
www.cornwall24.co.uk /Article316.htm   (2151 words)

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Cornish is a Celtic language, associated with Welsh and Breton as one of the Brythonic languages within the orthodox, but problematic, linguistic typologies.
Cornish has no legal status and, as with other minority languages in the U.K., the government resists arguments to give minority language groups official status, arguing that language use will not gain by legislation and the conferring of official status, but rather will derive from the facilitating and enabling process.
The only conceivable context for Cornish in the economic order is by reference to 'cultural' tourism where it could be argued that place names and reference to it in tourist literature affords a symbolic value that is of advantage to the tourist industry.
www.uoc.edu /euromosaic/web/document/cornic/an/i1/i1.html   (1596 words)

 The Cornish Communities Programme
Many families from Cornwall settled in communities around the world that were described as ‘Cornish’, built on mining pride and prowess that had evolved from the industrial experience back in Britain, and were connected by dynamic transnational circuits that bound receiving and sending communities closely together.
Cornish people came together in a transnational public sphere to debate their common affairs, contest meanings, issues of identity and to negotiate claims.
Using the Cornish as a case study, this project will explore the tensions and disjunctions brought about by the changing nature of transnationalism among the Cornish worldwide over the past century and what this reveals about national and ethnic identities, citizenship and belonging.
www.projects.ex.ac.uk /cornishcom/transnationalism.htm   (396 words)

 Cornish Names
Cornish Names is the first attempt in one volume to cover all the personal names (both surnames and given names), placenames (both major and minor), and other onomastic aspects of the ancient language of Cornwall.
Cornish Names ranges from what to name the baby or a vacation house in Cornwall to how history and literature and folklore are preserved in the names of saints and the common people.
Today people want to preserve endangered species, endangered heritage, and Cornwall is a fine example of a place where, almost too late but fortunately but not completely too late, an effort was made which saved an endangered language, something valuable and in the nick of time.
www.authorhouse.com /BookStore/ItemDetail~bookid~9689.aspx   (3015 words)

 People - Life & Style Home - smh.com.au
Australian actress Abbie Cornish has dismissed reports she is to blame for the breakup of Hollywood glamour couple Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe.
The media storm is a Hollywood baptism of fire for Cornish, who grew up with her parents and four siblings on a farm in the Hunter Valley town of Lochinvar.
Cornish is well-known in Australia for acclaimed performances in local films Somersault and Candy, but in America she is not a household name.
www.smh.com.au /news/people/cornish-not-the-other-woman/2006/11/02/1162339958015.html   (499 words)

 Just Cornwall
The Cornish people are one of the oldest indigenous peoples of the British Isles and are separately shown, as "Cornish Celtic", on a map of the Ethnography of Europe, compiled by the Edinburgh Institute of Geography and published by Bartholomew in 1937.
The Cornish people resisted strongly, protesting particularly at the imposition of the English language that few of them spoke or understood (most were monoglot Cornish speakers) in church services.
The Cornish language, like the Welsh, Breton and the Cumbric language (Cumbria) which died out in the 14th century, is a direct descendant of the Celtic tongue known as Brythonic, which was formerly spoken throughout mainland Britain before developing into distinct regional or national languages from the late 6th century AD.
www.bavidge.co.uk /just_cornwall.htm   (1681 words)

 Cat Fanciers' Association: Breed Profile: Cornish Rex
In appearance, Cornish Rex cats are a study in curves starting most noticeably with their coat which ideally falls in washboard waves.
Because of their extremely short, fine textured coat, many people have the impression that the Cornish Rex does not shed and is hypoallergenic.
Even so, most allergic people are bothered by the dander (dead skin cells) and the saliva, both of which are present in Cornish Rex cats.
www.cfainc.org /breeds/profiles/cornish.html   (727 words)

 Cornwall - Famous Cornish People
According to Cornish legend he was mortally wounded at Slaughter Bridge, just outside Camelford, at a spot called Arthur's grave.
There was great poverty among the Cornish tin workers, and much local resentment against having to pay towards a war that they felt had little to do with them.
Cornish mines did not suffer from explosive gasses, but there were many miners killed by misuse of gunpowder.
www.cornwall-calling.co.uk /folklore-and-legend/famous.htm   (3658 words)

 Cornish Folklore - Myths and Legends of Cornwall
The Cornish piskey, of course, is legend, but much less is generally known about those other faery people, the spriggans, knockers and Small People, whose activities were closely interwoven with those of the ordinary mortal folk among whom they lived.
And, of course, many people of old were piskey-led when benighted, losing all sense of time and place and wandering helplessly in what appeared to be a strange landscape, until they dropped down into an exhausted sleep.
In many ways the little people of Cornwall therefore have their haunts to themselves more than ever before, rarely disturbed by a gatherer of samphire or gull's eggs on the cliff ledges, by a lone traveller on a dark moorland track after "day-down", or by miners working at the end of a level.
www.connexions.co.uk /culture/html/folklore.htm   (3415 words)

 National Vanguard/Cornish Independence. - Stormfront White Nationalist Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Lisa Simpson, the daughter of Homer and Marge in the cartoon superhit The Simpsons is to proclaim Cornish independence in an upcoming episode.
Putting the lie to politically correct fantasies of ‘White skin privilege’, the Cornish, like their Welsh cousins, were subjected to extreme repression throughout history, which led to the near-extinction of their language and loss of political independence.
Cornish dance, language and wrestling are living cultural symbols that attract the interest of thousands, while local restaurants devoted to traditional Cornish food flourish.
www.stormfront.org /forum/showthread.php?t=142035   (533 words)

 Wilkie Collins - Rambles Beyond Railways - V. Cornish people
Thus slow in following the progress of the times, the people of Cornwall still exhibit much that is primitive and simple in their manners, much that is traditional and superstitious in their national modes of thought, and much that is kindly and honest in their behaviour to strangers and their behaviour to each other.
The manners of the Cornish of all ranks, down to the lowest, are remarkably distinguished by courtesy - a courtesy of that kind which is quite independent of artificial breeding, and which proceeds solely from natural motives of kindness and from an innate anxiety to please.
The people from the country, hastening into the town, hot and eager, paused, reckless of the music, reckless of the flags, reckless of the procession, to look forth upon the streets "with verdure clad." The popularity of the Sons of Apollo was a thing of the past already!
www.wilkiecollins.de /rambles/rambles5.html   (5085 words)

 The Battle of Deptford Bridge in 1497
In June 1997, Cornish marchers gathered on Blackheath common in London, England, to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Cornish rebellion in 1497.
The Cornish clearly expected to get popular support behind them, and to be in a position of strength, with the help of Kentish rebels, by the time they got to London.
It is thought that the Cornish rebels thought they had a chance to take advantage of over stretched English troops fighting battles both against both the Cornish and the Scots, and needing large garrisons to maintain the occupation of Wales and Ireland.
www.fantompowa.net /Flame/cornish_rebels_1497.html   (2559 words)

 Cornish Rex cats breeders profiles information uk
Cornish Rexes may be considered elderly at between eight and ten years old and regular veterinary check ups from this age on are advisable.
Although they love people, Cornish Rexes are not lap cats, and prefer a game where their owner throws and dangles toys for them, to a cuddle in front of the TV.
All Cornish Rex cats are descended from Kallibunker, a wavy haired kitten born to a straight haired mother and unknown father on a Cornish farm in 1950.
www.petplanet.co.uk /petplanet/breeds/Cornish_Rex.htm   (1188 words)

 Potluck Archive
The Cornish, struggling to survive individually and as a people, losing the battle to speak their own language, gathered support as they walked up the peninsula crossing the Tamar River and into England.
Building on their knowledge of mining techniques, the Cornish were reputed to be among the best in their ability to sink shafts and "bring ore to grass".
Everybody's favorite Cornish Cousin, Jean Ellis, reports that the May 24th fund raising walk from the old Cornish mine location Clifton to the Cornish Central Mine location was a major success, thanks in large part to the strong support of many Eagle Harborites.
www.eagleharborweb.net /archive/walk.htm   (859 words)

 Search Results for "Cornish people"
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...Of or relating to Cornwall, its people, or the Cornish language.
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www.bartleby.com /cgi-bin/texis/webinator/sitesearch?FILTER=&query=Cornish+people   (316 words)

 The Cornish Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Cornish language is similar to Welsh and Breton, forming one branch of the language spoken by Celts since the dawn of recorded history.
Cornish was still widely spoken when these words were originally used 500 years earlier by a Cornishman, Michael Joseph, a flsmith ("An Gof") who led a rebellion of 15,000 Cornish people and marched on London in the year 1497.
Modern Cornish, or Kernuak, is sometimes referred to as Traditional Cornish, as the term "Modern" is rather odd for a language which died out about two hundred years ago.
www.thecelticplanet.com /cornish.htm   (1406 words)

 Gwyasva Golvan - Which Cornish?
They both assume that Middle Cornish and Late Cornish are very different and that we must therefore choose either the one or the other.
Since Unified Cornish was the only form of the revived language for 60 years and the Cornish Language Board did not think twice about replacing it with something inferior, this argument seems to me to have little force.
Cornish became extinct in the late 18th century and revived Cornish is the language of an earlier period.
www.fortunecity.com /bally/killiney/982/which.html   (5216 words)

 Cornwall 24 :: Cornish News, Views and Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
CoSERG (Cornish Social and Economic Research Group) says that no one should be surprised that the Government’s plans to abolish a tier of local government in 13 ‘counties’, including Cornwall, has been met with considerable skepticism when these plans include the culling of local councillors leading to a loss of local representation and democratic accountability.
On Tuesday 19th June, the Liberal Democrat administration pushed on with its plans for a single unitary authority in spite of the enormous levels of opposition to the move throughout Cornwall.
People posing as giant cigarettes, crisp packets and drink cans made an appearance on the streets of Redruth to urge its townsfolk to finally 'stub out' litter problems.
www.cornwall24.co.uk   (880 words)

 How Many Cornish Ex-Pats ? :: Cornwall 24 :: News, Views and Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Depend on your definition of Cornish - but if you maintain the broadest and imost inclusive of definition, which is the inhabitants of Cornwall, then I can confidently claim 525,000 Cornish people.
Since the mid-late '80s the number of people who claim to be Cornish has increased by some 35 per cent although no credible reasons have been cited for this shift.
The latter only includes people born in Cornwall but now living elsewhere, while the former also includes their children, grandchildren and so on.
www.cornwall24.co.uk /PNphpBB2-viewtopic-t-319.htm   (1093 words)

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