[Spellyans] BBC Broadcast

Ken MacKinnon ken at ferintosh.org
Tue Jan 26 16:01:36 GMT 2010

Craig and friends.

I watched the Inside Out programme courtesy of Sky.   My own thoughts were 
that it did not get us very much further forward.   I contributed over an 
hour of recorded speech - but little more than a couple of snippets were 
used ( in my view on somewhat perpheral issues).

The programme contained a lot of stereoptyping, and I thought that Mick 
Catmull would have gotten a bit beyond this onto more salient issues.

I understand that CLP have set up a placenames working group.   I very much 
trust that people like yourself, Craig , and Oliver Padel have been 

Jenefer and Nev Meek are due to attend a British & Irish seminar on language 
legislation next week in Edinburgh - and I hope to have the opportunity of a 
session with them on current issues.

- oll an gwella - an Ken ken

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Craig Weatherhill" <craig at agantavas.org>
To: "Standard Cornish discussion list" <spellyans at kernowek.net>
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 3:35 PM
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] BBC Broadcast

> Yes, I did see this.  Some presenter/interviewer from way out of
> Cornwall, perpetuating the Dolly Pentreath list and with the usual
> sneery attitude we've come to expect from the BBC.  'Do you speak
> Cornish?' he asked the barmaid.  'No," she replied.  'Thank God for
> that,' he said.
> Still, Mick, Ray and Denise held their own.  Rather well, I thought.
> I've missed the Radio Cornwall programme today on which some academic
> from the University of Durham is being allowed to opine that the
> Cornish, as a people, don't exist.  (If this was done against a black
> or Asian group, there would be all hell to pay and probably
> prosecutions as well).  Ok, so I don't exist, therefore this message
> has never been sent.
> Craig
> On 26 Gen 2010, at 14:42, j.mills at email.com wrote:
>> For those who missed the BBC broadcast concerning the Cornish
>> language (Monday 25 January), it can be found on BBC iPLayer at
>> http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00qg3bb/Inside_Out_South_West_25_01_2010/
>>  .
>> Fast forward to about 9 mins 50 secs into the programme for the part
>> concerning the Cornish language.
>> Ol an gwella
>> Jon
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