Marion, a chara,
Thanks for posting this. I find the interest in the Cornish language to be a
good sign that folks in Cornwall are still interested in keeping up their own
However, I'm not sure that Cornish or Manx should go so far as to be
officially recognized as languages any more. There's an argument to be made
that both languages died out some time ago (the last native Cornish speaker
died in the nineteenth century), and that any attempts to revitalize them are
artificial. While there are areas in Wales, Ireland, Scotland and Brittany
where the native languages are still spoken as the primary language, should
official recognition be given to languages that have to be learned? This is
not to say that funding should not be forthcoming, but I have my doubts...
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>Chris Dunkerley <[log in to unmask]> a scríobh:
>> '... Today (Monday) the Western Morning News gave almost all its frontpage
>> the Regions Minister Nick Raynsford decision to give official recognition
>> to the Cornish language. The headline was even translated intoCornish.
>> Recognition is under the EUROPEAN CHARTER for Regional and Minority
>> Tá eolas breise le fáil ina thaobh seo ar URL:
>Údar ceiliúrtha dúinn ar fad an dea-scéala seo, a fhágann go bhfuil
>aitheantas sa Ríocht Aontaithe anois ag na 6 teanga in éineacht. Molaim na
>daoine a d'eagraigh an feachtas seo, agus na hoifigigh rialtais a ghéill
>don t-éileamh mar ba chóir.
>Marion Gunn <[log in to unmask]>