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an canker-seth

Post by Marhak » Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:11 pm

Another little gem from the treasure house of a 2nd hand bookshop I found.

Anyone remember the TSW learn-Cornish series "An Canker-Seth" from 1984? I found a booklet published by TSW with the complete script of all seven programmes, and was only asked £2 for it! That was back in days when TV companies discriminated less against the Cornish and their language; when Cornish was Cornish (albeit ambiguous) and hadn't been turned into a battlefield or anyone's private preserve.

I got Nance's "Glossary of Celtic Words in Cornish Dialect" (1923) in there, too (so he's writing in pre-UC orth0graphy which is rather like Jenner's - still the best orthography for me - but not identical). £4.

No, I'm not saying where this 2nd hand bookshop is. You can apply the thumbscrews all you want - I refuse to talk! It's MY treasure house. Find your own!

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Post by Kevrenor » Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:27 am

Marhak wrote:Anyone remember the TSW learn-Cornish series "An Canker-Seth" from 1984?
Yes, I have the VHS tape here, somewhere. I must dig it out and convert to DVD.

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Post by Anselm » Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:17 am

I was involved in adapting it for transmission on S4C. Good stuff!

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