[Spellyans] Is there a future for the SWF?

Christian Semmens christian.semmens at gmail.com
Fri May 25 11:20:55 IST 2012

Anyone got a spray can?

On 25 May 2012 09:47, Nicky Rowe <nickyrowe at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?
> Nicky
> 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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