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Cornish (''Kernewek'', ''Kernowek'') is a Brythonic language, similar to Welsh and Breton, "spoken" in Cornwall the south west peninsular of the United Kingdom.
 
Cornish (''Kernewek'', ''Kernowek'') is a Brythonic language, similar to Welsh and Breton, "spoken" in Cornwall the south west peninsular of the United Kingdom.
   
Unfortunately the language underwent a severe decline as it was pushed west by English, by the late 18th century it had ceased be a cummunal language and only spoken amongst farmers, fisherman and miners. The decline of these industries through the 19th century resulted in the practical death of Cornish beyond it use by hobbyists and poets.
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Unfortunately the language underwent a severe decline as it was pushed west by English, by the late 18th century it had ceased be a communal language and only spoken amongst farmers, fisherman and miners. The decline of these industries through the 19th century resulted in the practical death of Cornish beyond it use by hobbyists and poets.
   
 
The current revival is stated to have began with the publishing of Henry Jenner's book ''A Handbook of the Cornish Language''. In the past few decades the revival has gone from strength to strength with the rise in awareness of preserving Cornish Culture coupled with the distributing power of the internet.
 
The current revival is stated to have began with the publishing of Henry Jenner's book ''A Handbook of the Cornish Language''. In the past few decades the revival has gone from strength to strength with the rise in awareness of preserving Cornish Culture coupled with the distributing power of the internet.
   
After the 2011 census it is estimated around 600 people use Cornish as their main language and upto a further 5000 has varying skills in the language.
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After the 2011 census it is estimated around 600 people use Cornish as their main language and up to a further 5000 has varying skills in the language.
   
 
==A word on the various orthographies==
 
==A word on the various orthographies==
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*[http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gerlyver-Meur-Cornish-English-English-Cornish-Dictionary/dp/1902917847 An Gerlyver Meur]
 
*[http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gerlyver-Meur-Cornish-English-English-Cornish-Dictionary/dp/1902917847 An Gerlyver Meur]
 
*[http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1904808220/evertype-21 A Concise Dictionary of Cornish Place Names]
 
*[http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1904808220/evertype-21 A Concise Dictionary of Cornish Place Names]
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Course Books
Coursebooks
 
 
*[http://www.amazon.co.uk/Handbook-Cornish-Language-literature-ebook/dp/B004UK1ELK/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1367358877&sr=1-2&keywords=Henry+Jenner%27s+Handbook+of+the+Cornish+Language ''A Handbook of the Cornish Language'' by Henry Jenner] - Free Kindle Book.
 
*[http://www.amazon.co.uk/Handbook-Cornish-Language-literature-ebook/dp/B004UK1ELK/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1367358877&sr=1-2&keywords=Henry+Jenner%27s+Handbook+of+the+Cornish+Language ''A Handbook of the Cornish Language'' by Henry Jenner] - Free Kindle Book.
 
*[http://www.amazon.co.uk/Desky-Kernowek-Complete-Guide-Cornish/dp/1904808956/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=2FBXBJ4JIE7X1&coliid=I3BFMY5F1ZD6QI ''Desky Kernewek: A Complete Guide to Cornish'' by Nichoas Williams]
 
*[http://www.amazon.co.uk/Desky-Kernowek-Complete-Guide-Cornish/dp/1904808956/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=2FBXBJ4JIE7X1&coliid=I3BFMY5F1ZD6QI ''Desky Kernewek: A Complete Guide to Cornish'' by Nichoas Williams]
*[http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1901409120/evertype-21 ''Skuel an Tavas: A Cornish Language Coursebook'' by Ray Chubb]
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*[http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1901409120/evertype-21 ''Skuel an Tavas: A Cornish Language Course Book'' by Ray Chubb]
 
Reading Material
 
Reading Material
 
*[http://www.amazon.co.uk/Enys-Tresour-Robert-Louis-Stevenson/dp/190480859X/ Enys Tresour - Treasure Island]
 
*[http://www.amazon.co.uk/Enys-Tresour-Robert-Louis-Stevenson/dp/190480859X/ Enys Tresour - Treasure Island]

Revision as of 23:59, 30 April 2013

Cornish (Kernewek, Kernowek) is a Brythonic language, similar to Welsh and Breton, "spoken" in Cornwall the south west peninsular of the United Kingdom.

Unfortunately the language underwent a severe decline as it was pushed west by English, by the late 18th century it had ceased be a communal language and only spoken amongst farmers, fisherman and miners. The decline of these industries through the 19th century resulted in the practical death of Cornish beyond it use by hobbyists and poets.

The current revival is stated to have began with the publishing of Henry Jenner's book A Handbook of the Cornish Language. In the past few decades the revival has gone from strength to strength with the rise in awareness of preserving Cornish Culture coupled with the distributing power of the internet.

After the 2011 census it is estimated around 600 people use Cornish as their main language and up to a further 5000 has varying skills in the language.

A word on the various orthographies

Shall complete this after further research.

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  • Cornish Oafs - A comedic introdution into Cornish by two geet lunatics.
  • Tamm an Tamm - Series of videos teaching Cornish. (Currently unavailable.)

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