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    Vote YES on Independence (of Cornwall)

    BBC News - Cornish people granted minority status within UK

    Lets all jump on this combine harvester now!

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    ooh-arr, ooh-arr

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    Maybe now they can go back to wrecking and claim it's an ancient Cornish tradition protected by law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    ooh-arr, ooh-arr
    I don't know why but that just creased me up! Plenty of rep for you sir!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeMarchand View Post
    Maybe now they can go back to wrecking and claim it's an ancient Cornish tradition protected by law.
    It will account for 65% of their GDP... according to the Daily Mail...

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    English People (emmets) just don't understand, try these sentiments in Galicia or Brittany and see if you get out alive

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    All you need now is a union with Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Basque Spain, and Brittany and you can have a true Celtic nation

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    This is why humanity is doomed. We should be coming together, not going back to neolithic tribal groupings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREED View Post
    It will account for 65% of their GDP...
    and 35% from the export of pasties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E_G_R2 View Post
    try these sentiments in ... Brittany and see if you get out alive
    You want me on a ferry?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Trapper View Post
    This is why humanity is doomed. We should be coming together, not going back to neolithic tribal groupings.
    Me Like, Me Like Lots Ugg Ugg UGG!

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    Its pretty interesting to me just how different Manx Gaelic and Cornish are from each other. They're both Celtic languages, but the overlap is so little that the 2 languages are completely different.

    I like Celtic languages, and do think they should be taught. However, they don't help in the modern "globalised" world.

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    Don't forget the pasty tax...

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Its pretty interesting to me just how different Manx Gaelic and Cornish are from each other. They're both Celtic languages, but the overlap is so little that the 2 languages are completely different.

    I like Celtic languages, and do think they should be taught. However, they don't help in the modern "globalised" world.
    I very much respect local customs and cultures. However why is there a push to REVIVE a language (language being a medium to communicate to others with) that is hardly spoken now and dwindling? Other than to further segregate? How is it useful when no one else will use it?

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    Quite. Welsh is fine, as a large preportion of Welsh People I know speak it fluently and have customers that only speak welsh (they were never raised to speak English). As for Scottish and Irish, I don't think many people speak it (in proportion to the population).

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Quite. Welsh is fine, as a large preportion of Welsh People I know speak it fluently and have customers that only speak welsh (they were never raised to speak English). As for Scottish and Irish, I don't think many people speak it (in proportion to the population).
    Well colour me uninformed, I didn't even realise there were Scottish or Irish languages, only accents (although in my recent trip to Glasgow I was rather shocked to find people actually write with a Scottish accent. I legitimately saw someone write "Ah cannae do that.")

    I have to agree with @GREED, I'm all for preserving history, it needs to be done. History and heritage are important to a lot of people. But to actively try to protect or revive something that's dwindling out..
    It's like not the ecosystem where a species needs to be revived because it plays a vital role. If a language is dieing, let it. Remember it. Celebrate it if you want. But let's not try and revive it just for heritage sake. If a language dies out, there's usually a progressive and logical reason for that, and it shouldn't be categorised as explicitly 'bad'.
    Last edited by Garacesh; 24th April 2014 at 01:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREED View Post
    How is it useful when no one else will use it?
    It gets it some attention if nothing else, failing that, give something for historians to research in the future

    PS: Why do I now want to bury some completely random items in the ground? Perhaps a "English to IT Geek" book



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