Hi From Australia

Looking for your Cornish roots, long lost friends/family or just other people with the same family name then try here.
Vicky
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Post by Vicky » Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:55 pm

Hi mike, thanks for the link...yes South Australia still has the Coopers Brewery, still owned by the Coopers family. Sparkling is my favourite :)

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Post by Kevrenor » Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:09 pm


Vicky said:
hey

I'm teaching myself Cornish, I found a couple of websites. My partner is Scottish ( born in there ). He is not real keen on the English either. We practice Cornish together, but I'm not very good....I'm sure its my Aussie accent, bet I sound ridiculous. I've been to Cornwall and if I ever go back I will be able to ask for a pint of beer in Cornish :lol: :lol:




Splan Vicky!

We do sound odd, but it does help us avoid the tedious pronunciation debates! lol

There is a teacher in Moonta who can help with KDL course - let me know if interested. There is an occasional class in Melbourne.

I am a Bard, but not through Cornish - passing 1st grade Unified is my claim to fame.

Links to all the Associations here: http://www.ozemail.com.au/~kevrenor/cca_corn.htm





edited by: kevrenor, Jun 04, 2008 - 10:11 PM

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Post by Vicky » Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:50 am

Kevrenor - I'm very interested and Moonta ( little cornwall ) is the place where my cornish great great great etc grandfather lived and worked in the mines.

please send me the details :)


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Post by Rob » Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:23 am

G'day from Moonta. Just discovered the forum. Sent a note to Vicky offering some local assistance with her family history. Cornish descendant ;-) on both sides. Have enjoyed a Coopers Ale or two as well. Cheers





edited by: Rob, Aug 14, 2008 - 09:42 AM

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Post by Cawsando » Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:13 am

Check this for Cornish lessons, pronounciations et al:www.kdl.org.uk

ha rag gerlyver (Dictionary):
http://www.howlsedhes.co.uk/cgi-bin/dis ... howlsedhes

Check out this website for humourous Cornish news:relubbusroundup.blogspot.com

And this one for the legal struggle:
http://duchyofcornwall.eu/

Chons da / good luck.

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Post by Griffin » Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:16 am

Quite a little aussie gathering here!

next comes the Australian Cornish speaking community, I think!
Take my advice, I'm not using it anyhow.

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Post by Cawsando » Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:50 pm

Does Moonta have an active Cornish speaking community?

Can you order a pony of cooper's in Kernewek there?

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Post by Rob » Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:35 am

We have a couple of experts, a few who practice regularly and many who bravely make an attempt. Bard Lillian speaks it fluently and runs classes here and interstate. I've just mastered the second syllable emphasis of Lowender Kernewek( which we wrongly refer to here as Kernewek Lowender)....but we try.

We have Swanky at the Kernewek (and Coopers and other brews for the less adventurous).

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Post by Griffin » Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:58 am

I think I should move to South Australia! :-)
Take my advice, I'm not using it anyhow.

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Post by Cawsando » Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:41 am

Pur da! What we really want is all these Kernewek enthusiasts yn Kernow, with their entrepreneurism.

The Sowsnek continue to flood us with their rich and decrepid old.

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Post by Celticwarrior » Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:56 pm

Hi Vicky,
just as apoint of interest the Renfrys are a very big family in Falmouth Cornwall. To my knowledge theres three brothers all of which are married and have children of there own. There mum lives just down the road from my mum!.

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Post by Cawsando » Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:05 pm

Are they interested in speaking Kernewek?

Are they based also in Moonta?

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Post by Egloshal » Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:49 pm

Cawsando - 'pur da' means 'good snot' where 'pur dha' means 'very good' lol!

(Not a jibe - just brought a smile to my face)

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