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Marhak
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Post by Marhak » Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:32 am

Rod Lyon's 'Cornish - the Struggle for Survival' details evidence of native speakers continuing in some West Penwith parishes well into the 19th century (Madron and Zennor particularly), plus one native speaker (John Mann) who was still alive in 1914, as recorded by Richard Hall.  I think these accounts need to be taken seriously.

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Post by CJenkin » Mon May 17, 2010 3:06 pm

http://arts.anu.edu.au/arcworl.....gs2003.pdf

 

This is a good summary of the probable reality of the decline of Cornish. Worth reading.

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