Are the Cornish Basques?

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Post by Tal-e-bot » Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:36 pm


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Post by Tal-e-bot » Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:28 pm

I see that this should be in the what is cornish debate!!!

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Post by Coady » Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:59 am

Its probably as vaild and reasonable as anything else on here.

Just read it again...and it's actually fairly 'cutting edge' Whats the problem?
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Post by Hen » Fri Oct 20, 2006 3:58 am

I have a lovely black satin basque at home.

It's not a Cornish basque though. Looks more Tartish than anything else.


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Post by Tal-e-bot » Fri Oct 20, 2006 7:49 am

You are not as I imagined hen...

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Post by Tal-e-bot » Fri Oct 20, 2006 7:57 am



Whats the problem?



The problem is not so easy to put your finger on... but take a second critical look at all these studies Coady and ask why.

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Post by Tal-e-bot » Fri Oct 20, 2006 7:58 am



Whats the problem?



The problem is not so easy to put your finger on... but take a second critical look at all these studies Coady and ask why.

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Post by Coady » Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:28 am

Its an 'article', not really a study, is it. A collection of 'maybes' put together in a readable format.

Give me a hand here, Tal-e-bot, which bits do you have issues with, or is it the whole tone of the thing?
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Post by Morgarrow » Fri Oct 20, 2006 4:26 pm

T-e-B :-)
You are not as I imagined hen...

You're lovely hen, but ought not you to be dressing more respectably in public - thank goodness you aren't wearing a tartan basque - it just ain't sexy.

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Post by GoghiennVarow » Sat Oct 21, 2006 12:53 am

This article is way too short to offer any kind of detailed argument. He does not even touch on the issue of the absence of the Basque language (which I understand to be quite unique and unrelated to the bulk of surrounding languages) in the British Isles, if genetically we are mainly Basque... presumably we have to buy the book to find out. However, it does highlight how problematical it is to identify race and culture, and just how uncertain the early history of Britain is.

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Post by Porthia1947 » Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:07 am

There could be an interesting debate on the "Myths of British ancestry", but as Stonefly says it makes no difference whatsoever - he knows he's Cornish and so do tens of thousands of others. The Cornish future is not based on or dependent on "genetics" and it's best ignored even if of slight academic interest.

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Post by Coady » Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:33 am

Thats right Stonefly, Porthia, its all very interesting, but doesnt actually matter too much to TODAY and the future.

Don't get me wrong, I think ALL this historical research and theorising is fascinating (I'll see if the book's available from the Library rather than buy it!) and I'll follow it with interest, It might change our perspective on the past, but its very unlikely to alter the future.
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Post by Gerens » Tue Dec 19, 2006 5:55 pm

I think re-evaluating history can change the future - academia generally plays down the achievements of ancient britons, portraying them as illiterate barbarians. The surviving cultures from these peoples therefore are therefore less civilised, unable to rule themselves, in comparison to the noble anglo-saxons. And now, the poeple of these surviving cultures tend to beilive this version of history, and lack any self beilief that they can govern themselves.

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