I bought some Cornish books but they were a bit too specialistic and focused too much on grammar, I bought another one with some cassettes and it was a bit better, bleddy difficult language however!!!! Other problem is the spelling!!!
As one brickwall falls another bugger puts one up!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by getafish460 on Feb 10, 2011 1:43:44 GMT -5
I like that one!! Some of the Cornish I've seen written looks like a bad hand at scrabble. I tried my luck at learning the language a few years ago, as I thought it my duty to do so, and I seem to have been blessed with an aptitude for learning languages (I even managed Icelandic and Foroese up to a good enough standard to register with the university in Reykjavik ) I found it not just labourious, but couldn't fathom the governing "rules" of the tongue. I decided that I'll peruse it when it takes my fancy and not make a mission out of it. It's more enjoyable that way. In the meantime I can still remember most of the phrases and words that I used as a kid at school (and still use them at times, much to the wife's annoyance (she's from the Cotswolds, you know!)) Ted
It didn't help that until quite recently there were (at least) two different versions of the Cornish Language. Now there seems to be an accepted standardized version. When you next visit Cornwall you will see that many sings are now bi-lingual, just as in Wales.