[Spellyans] Is there a future for the SWF?

Ken MacKinnon ken at ferintosh.org
Fri May 25 12:02:15 IST 2012


Or even a blow torch ?

-----Original Message-----
From: spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net [mailto:spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net] On Behalf Of Christian Semmens
Sent: 25 May 2012 11:21
To: Standard Cornish discussion list
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Is there a future for the SWF?

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
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> Spellyans mailing list
>> Spellyans at kernowek.net
>> http://kernowek.net/mailman/listinfo/spellyans_kernowek.net
>>
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> Spellyans mailing list
> Spellyans at kernowek.net
> http://kernowek.net/mailman/listinfo/spellyans_kernowek.net
>

_______________________________________________
Spellyans mailing list
Spellyans at kernowek.net
http://kernowek.net/mailman/listinfo/spellyans_kernowek.net

-----
No virus found in this message.
Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
Version: 2012.0.2176 / Virus Database: 2425/5020 - Release Date: 05/24/12





More information about the Spellyans mailing list