27 September 2003 12:07
Re: Saintly Thoughts
www.gorsethkernow.org.uk - stupid sods these Bards! - - Actually St Winwaloe is Cornish and all other aforementioned Saints actually came from the Country they represent. It is only spin by various adverse societies (Ancient Order Of Dragons, Welcsh Leek Society and others)that make you believe otherwise.Always seeks advice from those that know the great and mighty St Winwaloe!!
27 September 2003 15:30
But no one knows you. As far as we are aware you are just a figment of the
Reporting Team's imagination!
28 September 2003 17:58
Jenner might have had something to say about that!!! - Anyway on the basis that Cornish is a revived language and that the variant agreed by the Bards is that taught in the schools (so I am told)you lot might have a problem!! Never heard any Cornish in St Ives, perhaps I missed it? Heard it in Zennor and St Just though. Don't ever forget that those in teh trenches have no idea as to what is really happening it's only the high command that really knows. So peasant back to the fish fingers!! - Long live Kesva an Taves Kernewek!!!!!!!!!! I may have to withdraw my blessing on you - NB re being understood in WP last time I was in StI I would have stood a better chance of being understood if I could speak with an accent from somewhere North of Luton (I can't). Well apart from teh lady next door who was very much a local - Now, where was it you came from??
29 September 2003 09:26
Like I said, I came from the frozen north.
29 September 2003 09:49
Hoighty Toighty!!! The neighbour I meant was the one next door to the house I was in at St Ives. Family been there since the days of the Ark I gather. As to up to speed, I've met many, many people living outside of Cornwall who are more up to speed about what is happening than some of those that live there. Not all Scots are budding Rob Roy's and not all Cornish are latent An Gove! Perhaps those living outside of Cornwall and/or West Penwith have a differnt perspective because it is wider. It does not take away from the selected "on the ground view" but a broad-based view is no less valuable. Parish pump or County ! - - Anyway I add to the area of knowledge that interests me on a daily basis and will continue to do so.
29 September 2003 15:47
Up to speed with what's happening where?
29 September 2003 17:01
Agreed on that then. Why so prickly about the fact that people living outside
of the county or country have an interest and a real knowledge. RE the Cambridge
Don bit. It was very rarely the peasants who promoted a language. There is not
huge amounts of Cornish literature (in Cornish) that is. The language probably
never really died out as the threads have always been retained in parts.
However, to make the language a useful one it needed development and updating and this is what Nance
and Jenner did. Or am I wrong, I am sure you will tell me. I freely accept that
my main study area of interest in Cornish culture and folklore. But I am well
aware of the modern day issues and i keep as up to date as I can on a broad
outlook. You seem angry that someone outside the county has a view and/or
opinion. That could present a problem to a lot of people all over the World. - - - - Anyway, no more serious
stuff I will let you get back to soup dragons, rabbits and the like and I will
get back to the piskies and mermaids -
30 September 2003 09:34
To be honest, I was put off the whole Cornish language revival thing when I
was researching the local place names and discovered what a shocking lash-up
most of the allegedly scientific research was. Honest, it was a real case of
'break up the word into components; first bit is house, second bit looks like
the Welsh for cow if you swap some letters around, third bit might be something
like dance or dancing, no idea what the last bit is, so when in doubt with
Cornish, we'll call it blue. Thus, the place name means 'House By The Dancing
30 September 2003 13:55
I agree but you have to give them some credit for trying. People without a language = people without a land etc etc. Now I like the idea of the Elvish. This could be very good and I would be a great wizard. Could the RT be small (very small)Ents? - - I know who could be the Elvish Queen!!!! - - -Get the RT out of the pub I really need to know about the rolling calf on the beach. perhaps you could wait until you get your £800K library upgrade and send them in for a book or two? - -What are the pans for the library really like. Hear the reaction is mixed.
01 October 2003 10:34
Oh, I reckon it's just the bloated corpses of dead surfers being brought in on the autumn tides.
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