[Spellyans] Is there a future for the SWF?

Nicky Rowe nickyrowe at gmail.com
Fri May 25 09:47:41 IST 2012

Perhaps the real reason a few people might get "confused" is because they
don't have a clue that the Cornish language even exists - thanks in part to
organisations that refuse to put up bilingual signage. Surely if these
organisations put up proper bilingual signage, visitors could learn that
Cornwall has its own language by seeing it, and wouldn't get so confused as
when there's just a few tokenistic words here and there?


On 25 May 2012 09:37, <DELIABROTHERTON at aol.com> wrote:

> **
> There is short report in the Thursday 24th May edition of West Penwith
> newspaper "The Cornishman" under the headline *"Cornish removed from sign"
> * which includes the following,
> *Land's End management has defended a decision to remove Cornish from the
> top of the entrance to the site after a barrage of criticism from Cornish
> language groups.....*
> **
> *...Instead, following changes, Cornish has been lowered to a sign
> welcoming tourists in a variety of languages, elsewhere on the entrance.
> David Bryans, general manager at Land's End, said the decision was part of
> ongoing investment and nothing to do with the Olympic Torch Relay.*
> **
> *He said *(can you believe this..):"*Land's End is an international
> tourist attraction and we have a multicultural ethos.  In keeping with
> that, we have tried to make the entrance as welcoming as possible to as
> many people as possible.  Feedback from visitors, particularly from abroad,
> had indicated that the previous sign was confusing.  As visitors will see,
> our welcome in Cornish is now displayed prominently and proudly at the
> entrance alongside international languages such as German, Spanish and
> Italian."*
> **
> So there you have it, the Cornish are just visitors/tourists like everyone
> else!  How to win friends and influence people, eh?  Funnily enough, while
> parked in Gweek yesterday while on my way to my Cornish class, I got into
> conversation with a couple on holiday from Perth, Australia who were *
> captivated* by the idea of the Cornish language, if I had seen this
> report earlier I would have asked them what they thought, although I think
> I can guess their response.
> Oll an gwella
> Delia Brotherton
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