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by rhywun-arall
Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: appeal to cornish users
Replies: 13
Views: 1180

Re: appeal to cornish users

In Welsh, alongside the "Y Sianel" for the 'English Channel' is the older "Y Môr Udd" (which recently seems to be replacing Y Sianel on Wikipedia articles, despite the fact that on formal Welsh atlases (like Yr Atlas Cymraeg Newydd ), 'Y Sianel' is placed first, with '(Y Môr Udd)' placed beneath it ...
by rhywun-arall
Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:56 am
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: The Duchy Of Cornwall – Cornish Music Talent – Past Present Future. Enjoy...
Replies: 115
Views: 25986

Re: The Duchy Of Cornwall – Cornish Music Talent – Past Pres

What about Gwenno Saunders? She's a fluent Cornish speaker, and has done a few pieces in Cornish. (Or has she been mentioned already? I may have missed her while flicking through the thread.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrcpyphPTxQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrcpyphPTxQ And of course there's ...
by rhywun-arall
Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: What Direction Now For MK ?
Replies: 140
Views: 5550

Re: What Direction Now For MK ?

The trouble is, that the word 'nationalism' evades any singular and exact definition, but it at least presupposes that a nation (using a classical or modern definition) already exists, and it is that extant nation which decides for itself what its nationalism should entail. Cornish nationalism is so...
by rhywun-arall
Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: What Direction Now For MK ?
Replies: 140
Views: 5550

Re: What Direction Now For MK ?

Sorry TGG, but that definition you provide of Civic Nationalism from the the Free Online Dictionary , looks highly suspect to me. For starters, I cannot see how the 'nationalism' element qualifies as such if it fails to directly connect to a pre-existing 'nation' . An extant 'nation' is an obvious a...
by rhywun-arall
Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: What Direction Now For MK ?
Replies: 140
Views: 5550

Re: What Direction Now For MK ?

GrahamHart said; rhywun-arall It seems your vision of ethnic nationalism is different to mine. Plaid does'nt have to embrace the ethnic route because Wales has recognition. That's the whole point! I also believe that the recognition card would draw huge support from incomers to Cornwall. Personally...
by rhywun-arall
Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: What Direction Now For MK ?
Replies: 140
Views: 5550

Re: What Direction Now For MK ?

As a Welshman & member of Plaid Cymru, I'm shocked and rather embarrassed that 'ethnic nationalism' is even being mentioned here in relation to MK. How on earth would that help Cornwall's case for recognition? Surely, ethnic nationalism is a doomed cause in Cornwall, because too few people speak the...
by rhywun-arall
Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Cornwall 24 members - the BBC protest - your help please
Replies: 42
Views: 2394

Re: Cornwall 24 members - the BBC protest - your help please

Excellent work! Good luck with the protest! Could please suggest the addition of:- * The continued references made by presenters & newscasters to 'Britain/The United Kingdom' as 'the nation' , when Britain is not a singular 'nation' ; it is a singular 'state' , '(political) union' or 'kingdom' - as ...
by rhywun-arall
Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: I be...
Replies: 10
Views: 763

Re: I be...

It's not particularly good practice to use 'gallu' for things that you learn to do in Welsh either. There is a sound understanding in the literary useage of the Welsh language that 'gallu' implies having the permission, authority or freedom (or time/access - not stopped by practicalities) to do some...
by rhywun-arall
Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Anti-social English Imperialist Graffiti Polluting Cornwall
Replies: 11
Views: 1215

Re: Anti-social English Imperialist Graffiti Polluting Cornw

Sorry, and I know I'm labouring the obvious here, I should also have added - you could also call the UK a union or more specifically; a kingdom - although that being the case, we're technically subjects of that kingdom's monarch - the term citizen is a far looser, and more civic term, since we're al...
by rhywun-arall
Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Anti-social English Imperialist Graffiti Polluting Cornwall
Replies: 11
Views: 1215

Re: Anti-social English Imperialist Graffiti Polluting Cornw

Ah, but the 'National Trust' does operate in Wales (as in Northern Ireland, and obviously England & Cornwall) - but it doesn't operate in Scotland, where it has the "National Trust for Scotland". Which only begs the question, what kind of 'nation' does the National Trust of "England, Wales & Norther...
by rhywun-arall
Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Hating the Celts
Replies: 47
Views: 2135

Re: Hating the Celts

Yeah, I don't think the English would ever see any political, cultural or economic gains in a revival of Anglo-Saxon English. The mutual destruction of Anglo-Saxon & Norman-French seen in the Middle English fusion of those languages, is also an event which sees the English nation fused with the feud...
by rhywun-arall
Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Hating the Celts
Replies: 47
Views: 2135

Re: Hating the Celts

Of course, you don't need to draft some hefty Marxist (Historical Materialist) critique of that scene from Hedd Wyn to see at that critical point of WWI, what really goes on in the process of Cultural Liquidation. Cultures are really only 'liquidated' to consolidate a region and the people living th...
by rhywun-arall
Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Hating the Celts
Replies: 47
Views: 2135

Re: Hating the Celts

I think Marhak's references to Welsh are perfectly apt in relation to the situation in Cornwall. Newspaper cuttings and other records with reference to Welsh which survive from the 19th and early 20th Centuries hint at the missing materials and testamonials which would no doubt have referred to Corn...
by rhywun-arall
Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Anti-Cornish gerrymandering
Replies: 71
Views: 4208

Re: Anti-Cornish gerrymandering

Surely Factotum, there must some allowance for self-identification? Does a national 'tribe' really need any cultural distinctions at all? What did the Anglophone settlers of the American founding colonies do to assert their distinctiveness from the rest of the Anglophone British Empire? - They decla...
by rhywun-arall
Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Anti-Cornish gerrymandering
Replies: 71
Views: 4208

Re: Anti-Cornish gerrymandering

Factotum, are you sure you're not confusing 'nationality' with 'citizenship'? The fact that England, Scotland & Wales aren't sovereign states doesn't prevent the English, Scottish or Welsh nations existing - they're acknowledged as nations because they're acknowledged as nations. I'd suppose Cornwal...