General Chat Thread, Vote YES on Independence (of Cornwall) in General; BBC News - Cornish people granted minority status within UK
Lets all jump on this combine harvester now!...
24th April 2014, 09:34 AM #1
Vote YES on Independence (of Cornwall)
24th April 2014, 09:39 AM #2
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Garacesh (24th April 2014)
24th April 2014, 09:43 AM #3
Maybe now they can go back to wrecking and claim it's an ancient Cornish tradition protected by law.
24th April 2014, 09:46 AM #4
24th April 2014, 09:54 AM #5
English People (emmets) just don't understand, try these sentiments in Galicia or Brittany and see if you get out alive
24th April 2014, 09:55 AM #6
All you need now is a union with Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Basque Spain, and Brittany and you can have a true Celtic nation
24th April 2014, 12:02 PM #7
This is why humanity is doomed. We should be coming together, not going back to neolithic tribal groupings.
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achedgy (24th April 2014)
24th April 2014, 12:15 PM #8
and 35% from the export of pasties.
Originally Posted by GREED
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BKGarry (24th April 2014), Garacesh (24th April 2014)
24th April 2014, 12:28 PM #9
You want me on a ferry?
Originally Posted by E_G_R2
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Originally Posted by Trapper
24th April 2014, 12:28 PM #10
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.
24th April 2014, 12:29 PM #11
Don't forget the pasty tax...
24th April 2014, 12:32 PM #12
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?
Originally Posted by localzuk
24th April 2014, 12:40 PM #13
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).
24th April 2014, 12:49 PM #14
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.")
Originally Posted by nephilim
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 12:50 PM.
24th April 2014, 12:49 PM #15
It gets it some attention if nothing else, failing that, give something for historians to research in the future
Originally Posted by GREED
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