Re: Cornish (was RE: IPA query for all you linguists out there)

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Thu Dec 09 1999 - 08:22:36 EST

Ar 02:17 -0800 1999-12-09, scríobh
>I believe (but am far to be sure) that the last Cornish mother-tongue
>speaker died at the beginning of this century. If this is right, perhaps
>there exist sound recordings of genuine spoken Cornish.

No, that was Manx Gaelic, of which there are many very good speakers thanks
in part to the recordings.

>I think that many Celtists would not even agree that Cornish is dead today,
>as some people is probably teaching it to their childres as a first

I know a number of such children personally.

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