On Sun, 6 Feb 1994, brian griffin wrote:
> To J. Mills re The Cornish Language. The las t I heard about Cornish was that
> it died out in the 1700's (maybe 1760) and that, recently, about two hundred pe
> ople have resurrected it. How do the Cornish people feel vis a vis their relat
> ionship with the rest of the UK, England in particular? I once heard of a Corn
> ish man being asked if he was English, to which he bristled and answered, "I am
> British, not English." Being your basic Canadian/ iceback Yank, I didn't unde
> rstand those subtleties until much later. Tell us more. Brian.
Many of the Cornish here in North America do not consider
Cornish a "dead" language. I can think of at least two Cornish \
Societies that have regular classes in Cornish and many are learning
it on their own.
I am also aware of quite afew in Cornwall who speak Cornish.
Most Cornish consider themselves Cornish, not English , and
we their descendants consider ourselves the same.
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