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{{Language_v1|title1 = Cornish|image1 = Cornwall flag.png|language_family = Celtic|native_speakers = 600|total_speakers = 5000}}
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 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.
 
   
 
[[File:Cornish_Language_Shift.svg.png|thumb|A map showing the westward decline of Cornish, 1300–1750]]Unfortunately, the language underwent a severe decline as it was pushed west by English, and by the late 18th century it had ceased be a communal language and only spoken amongst farmers, fishermen and miners. The decline of these industries through the 19th century resulted in the practical death of Cornish beyond its 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 up to 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==
 
Shall complete this after further research.
 
   
 
==Resources==
 
==Resources==
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*[http://www.kernewegva.com/ An Gernewegva]
 
*[http://www.kernewegva.com/ An Gernewegva]
 
*[http://kw.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folen_dre/ Cornish Wikipedia]
 
*[http://kw.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folen_dre/ Cornish Wikipedia]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/groups/245714002161986/ Facebook: I pledge to become more fluent in Cornish]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/groups/198078846918148/ Facebook: Desky Kernowek Diwedhes]
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*[http://twitter.com/kernowektweets Twitter: Kernowek Tweets]
 
'''Podcasts'''
 
'''Podcasts'''
*[http://www.radyo.kernewegva.com/ Radyo an Gernewegva] - A weekly podcast with interviews and music in Cornish.
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*[http://www.anradyo.com/ Radyo an Gernewegva] - ([http://audioboo.fm/RadyoanGernewegva Audioboo Mirror] ) A weekly podcast with interviews and music in Cornish.
 
*[http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d77s BBC News in Cornish] - A weekly 5 minute briefing of the weeks headlines.
 
*[http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d77s BBC News in Cornish] - A weekly 5 minute briefing of the weeks headlines.
 
'''Courses'''
 
'''Courses'''
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*[http://www.kesva.org/KDL Kernewek dre Lyther]
 
*[http://www.kesva.org/KDL Kernewek dre Lyther]
 
*[https://site.saysomethingin.com/communities/cornish-for-english-speakers/pages/home-kwen SaySomethingInCornish]
 
*[https://site.saysomethingin.com/communities/cornish-for-english-speakers/pages/home-kwen SaySomethingInCornish]
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*[http://www.learncornishnow.com/ LearnCornishNow]
 
Video
 
Video
 
*[https://www.youtube.com/user/offmytwat/videos Cornish Oafs] - A comedic introdution into Cornish by two geet lunatics.
 
*[https://www.youtube.com/user/offmytwat/videos Cornish Oafs] - A comedic introdution into Cornish by two geet lunatics.
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Dictionaries
 
Dictionaries
*[http://www.kernewegva.com/PDFs/SWF_dictionary_120501.pdf Cornish - English Dictionary] - PDF Download.
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*[http://www.cornishdictionary.org.uk/ Cornish Dictionary] - Online Cornish Dictionary by MAGA.
 
*[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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*[http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1904808301/evertype-21 Jowal Lethesow - The Lyonesse Stone]
 
*[http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1904808301/evertype-21 Jowal Lethesow - The Lyonesse Stone]
 
*[http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?contributorId=1088061 Three Beatrix Potter Books] - Free downloads, account needed.
 
*[http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?contributorId=1088061 Three Beatrix Potter Books] - Free downloads, account needed.
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'''Misc'''
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*[http://www.magakernow.org.uk/default.aspx?page=750 Skype] - Cornish Language File.
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*[https://minecraft.net/ Minecraft] - Available in Cornish since version 1.5. Translation still at 85% feel free to contribute [http://crowdin.net/project/minecraft/kw here].
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*[https://disqus.com Disqus] - Available for Cornish translation [https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/disqus/language/kw/ here].
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{{Celtic}}[[Category:Celtic]]
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[[Category:Brythonic]]
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[[Category:Meme Language]]

Latest revision as of 20:24, 20 June 2021


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

A map showing the westward decline of Cornish, 1300–1750

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


Resources[]

Websites

Podcasts

Courses

Audio

Video

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

Books

Dictionaries

Course Books

Reading Material

Misc

  • Skype - Cornish Language File.
  • Minecraft - Available in Cornish since version 1.5. Translation still at 85% feel free to contribute here.
  • Disqus - Available for Cornish translation here.
Celtic
Breton Cornish Irish Manx Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) Welsh