[Spellyans] Fwd: Cornish Language Funding Cut

Janice Lobb janicelobb at gmail.com
Sun May 1 19:08:54 IST 2016


Ha Ken! I can, of course, claim expenses from the Cussel funds, but we are
talking about external funding.
Jan

On Sun, May 1, 2016 at 6:21 PM, Ken MacKinnon <ken at ferintosh.org> wrote:

> *Janis,*
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> *You should need some expenses for the work you do.  I know it is
> voluntary – but to carry on in the tradition of the revival as a solely
> unfunded and voluntary effort is just what present official policies want
> to perpetrate.*
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> *You should legitimately be able to receive expenses for claims for the
> valuable work you do.  ‘The journeyman is worthy of his hire’, ‘Muzzle not
> the ox that treadeth out the grain’ – texts found in both testaments.*
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> -        *an ken Ken *
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> *From:* Spellyans [mailto:spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net] *On Behalf Of *Janice
> Lobb
> *Sent:* 30 April 2016 12:58
> *To:* Standard Cornish discussion list
> *Subject:* Re: [Spellyans] Fwd: Cornish Language Funding Cut
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> Difficult to say what was state funding and what was council funding but,
> like Agan Tavas, the Cussel has had some small amounts of money from MAGA
> (e.g. my £5 a lesson fo expenses) and grants (the last one £400) - but
> never as much as we requested and sometimes "lost" in the bureaucratic
> system. I seem to remember that there was a policy of not funding
> publishing and I have never received any support for all the work I do
> teaching the diaspora on line (not that I need any).
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> Gen oll o holon vy
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> Jan
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> On Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 12:28 PM, Ray Chubb <ray at spyrys.org> wrote:
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> On 28 Ebr 2016, at 17:29, Eddie Climo wrote:
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> A gowetha,
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> You may well have received a copy of this email from Nev Meek of Cornwall
> Council, but here’s a copy just in case.
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> Certainly the Cornish language revival has gained some benefit from the
> funding received to date, and it seems a good idea to do as Nev suggests
> and email your Cornish MP and sign the petition.
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> However, to put the matter in perspective, the majority of the work done
> over many decades to support traditional forms of Cornish have, as is
> always the case, been done by volunteers who have received no state funding
> whatsoever. As far as I know, no Trad Cornish organisations, groups,
> publishers, content creators, teachers etc. have had a brass farthing out
> of the government.
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> Agan Tavas has had a couple of grants from Maga but we are talking
> hundreds of pounds not thousands. Classes teaching Unified have been
> getting funding as well as for classes teaching other forms.
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> That may not be the case with those who pursue Inauthentic Cornish in its
> various unlovely forms. Ogh! Tru, tru! Go-y!
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> Agan Tavas has always managed to work wonders without much national or
> local government aid. For example we published the best English/Cornish
> dictionary ever.
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> I can’t speak for anyone else, but Gwask an Orlewen has had no funding,
> only some free publicity in MAGA’s *Kevren* newsletter.
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> So, sos, let’s not be despondent; if the Government’s decision can be
> reversed, so much the better; if not, then it’s business as usual for us
> supporters of Trad Cornish.
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> My own view is that unless the Government passes a Cornish language act
> and/or allows and enforces a Cornish variant of the National Curriculum,
> funding isn't going to make a lot of difference. In fact it could do
>  damage by funding propagation of inauthentic forms of Cornish. These are
> my private views which are to go no further than this forum.
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> Dheugh oll an gwella,
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> Eddie Climo
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> Gwask an Orlewen
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> *23/06/2016 — Degol agan Rythsys / Our Independence Day!*
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> <NO EU flag.png>
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> Begin forwarded message:
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> *From: *Nev Meek <nev.meek at sky.com>
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> *Subject: Cornish Language Funding Cut*
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> *Date: *2016 Mys Ebrel 28 16:40:56 GMT+1
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> *To: *"nev.meek at gmail.com" <nev.meek at gmail.com>
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> *Reply-To: *Nev Meek <nev.meek at sky.com>
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> Oll
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> The Cornish language is a unique part of all our shared cultural heritage.
> It is listed as critically endangered by UNESCO and needs our support to
> give it a bright future.
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> It was a great shock to all, when the UK Government withdrew funding for
> our language last week, in so doing breaching their obligations under the
> European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages.
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> As per the email below from Cllr German - Portfolio Holder for Economy &
> Culture at Cornwall Council - I am contacting all of the contacts in my
> address book to ask for your support for our language, which I think you
> will agree is the "jewel in the crown" of Cornish culture.
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> I know that many of you will have already done so, but if not, please can
> you sign the petition which now has over 4,400 signatures:
> https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/128474
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> In addition I would be grateful if you could drop a very brief email to
> your local MP asking them to sign the Early Day Motion supporting the
> Cornish Language :  http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2015-16/1429
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> The email addresses of the Cornish MPs are:-
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> george.eustice.mp at parliament.uk
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> sarah.newton.mp at parliament.uk
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> sheryll.murray.mp at parliament.uk
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> derek.thomas.mp at parliament.uk
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> steve.double.mp at parliament.uk
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> scott.mann.mp at parliament.uk
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> A very short email to them will be absolutely fine.
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> Many thanks for your help with this campaign.
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> Oll an gwella - Meur ras
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> Nev Meek
> nev.meek at sky.com
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> On Thursday, 28 April 2016, 16:01, German Julian CC <
> jgerman at cornwall.gov.uk> wrote:
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> Hello,
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> Please can you disseminate to your email contacts and ask them to contact
> their MP asking them to put their name to it?
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> For info Cornwall MP emails addresses are
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> george.eustice.mp at parliament.uk
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> sarah.newton.mp at parliament.uk
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> sheryll.murray.mp at parliament.uk
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> derek.thomas.mp at parliament.uk
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> steve.double.mp at parliament.uk
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> scott.mann.mp at parliament.uk
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> Yn lel, Julian
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