[Spellyans] Is there a future for the SWF?

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Fri May 25 22:05:51 BST 2012

It's not quite as bad as that.  Town and Parish Councils, the  
Environment Agency, the National Trust and - of all people - 'English  
" Heritage are buying into a bilingual policy.

Eventually, Land's End will come to realise that they're the ones who  
are out of step and that this tends to be bad for business.

The Cornish name for Land's will be back, sooner or later, and the  
Signage Panel has agreed that the recommended form shall be:  PEDN AN  


On 25 Me 2012, at 22:06, ewan wilson wrote:

> Another idea that occurs to me would be to construct a' Cornish  
> Language Trail' for walkers to follow. For instance a short distance  
> from Mousehole is Paul Churchyard where the famous memorial stone is.
> I visited it with my young nephew and family about five years ago;  
> it was a sweltering hot day and we spent ages trying to locate the  
> blessed thing--only for my nephew, also Ewan,  delightedly to find  
> it in the wall on the street!
> We also looked for Poole's home in Penzance on Morrab Rd; bought  
> books out of the Cornish shop in the Causewayhead ( KK mini  
> dictionaries, if I remember?); off to St Michael's Mount; and went  
> up to Truro Museum to get language material ...found some wonderful  
> stuff by Craig and also  older materials by Richard Gendall- a  
> lovely fold-out wallet thing with maps, photos, pictures/words, etc.
> Not properly proudly promoting the language is such a missed  
> opportunity for the region. Are the councillors as daft as they are  
> here in Scotland, then?!
> Ewan.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Herbie Blackburn
> To: 'Standard Cornish discussion list'
> Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2012 10:47 PM
> Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Is there a future for the SWF?
> I agree with Ewan (The complaints about confusion is a lot of  
> balderdash)
> - I’m English, have had a lifelong interest in Celtic languages, and  
> when we travelled down to Penzance by train to start our Land’s End- 
> John O’Groats cycle we all posed by the welcome sign, and were  
> delighted in the bilingual nature of that and the Land’s End/Penn An  
> Wlas banner (soon to be ‘Pedn An Wlas’!) at the start of our ride –  
> it made it more special – not just for me with
> my interest in Celtic Languages, but for all 27 of us, most being  
> English. I’m English and proud of it, but equally proud of these  
> islands’ Celtic heritage!
> Bring on the bilingual signs I say – afterall, I may be sad, but I  
> still get excited to see ‘Araf’ in the road when we go to Wales!!
> eMail: kevin.blackburn1 at ntlworld.com
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