Re: Cornish

Date: Thu Dec 09 1999 - 08:52:50 EST

       If you read the intro to the Ethnologue, you will find that the
       data is acknowldeged of uneven validity. Every attempt is made
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       the editors have in the data. For most languages, the
       Ethnologue represents the best or often the only source of
       information that is readily accessible, though Marion is right
       in saying that it's always good to look for other supporting
       information if the details matter.

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       From: <mgunn@egt ie> AT Internet on 12/09/99 07:27 AM

       Received on: 12/09/99

       To: Peter Constable/IntlAdmin/WCT, <unicode@unicode org> AT
       Subject: Re: Cornish

       I should _not _advise trusting any material cited by Ethnologue
       (SIL), without checking elsewhere. Cornish speakers may be few,
       but their children are growing up now, with Cornish as their
       mother tongue, as surely as Hebrew speakers are in Israel.

       Arsa Otto Stolz:

> <> says:
> CORNISH [CRN] 150 fluent speakers (1990 Wall Street
> A few thousand have studied it... No mother tongue speakers

       Marion Gunn
       Everson Gunn Teoranta <>

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