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Questions from a student...

Post by ashtonlewsey » Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:36 pm

Hiya :)

I'm a 3rd year Animation student at Birmingham City Universtiy, (originally from Bristol)
I'm about to begin a short animation relating to the Cornish Language for my final major project, and hopefully to submit to the Cornish Film Festival.

In particular, the word 'emmet'.

I was wondering if any born & bred Cornish citizens would be willing to let me interview them, either over the phone or via skype? And discuss the language.

I wish I could come down and interview someone personally, but sadly it won't be possible!

Also, if anyone has any knowledge of any Cornish films? Documentaries, short films, etc etc... that would be useful too!

Cheers,

Ashton

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Re: Questions from a student...

Post by factotum » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:17 pm

Emmet is an English dialect word meaning 'ant', it has nothing to do with the Cornish language.

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Re: Questions from a student...

Post by factotum » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:20 pm

Perhaps you should give us your skype id and some idea when you might be available for a chat?

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Post by ashtonlewsey » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:16 pm

But isn't it used by Cornish people?
Implying that Tourists are ant like?

...that's the sort of thing I'd love to discuss!

My Skype ID is ashtonlewsey

I'm available nearly always! A chat would be great. Thanks for teh response.

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Re: Questions from a student...

Post by factotum » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:21 am

The Cornish language word for 'ants' is _moryon_ and there's a dialect word used in the far west, "miryon(s)" is it? that's used instead of "emmets". Dialect experts, help please? Yes, like ants they swarm everywhere in hot weather ;-)

Here's a film of sorts that I found. Anyone here know how it was made. Seems they went to some trouble over a script/screenplay but didn't think properly about sound recording/editing, or editing in general really, there's no real rhythm to the thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N13-jSG1 ... re=channel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0B4Qde7w2LA

Possibly of interest?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbMaI0Xa ... re=related

but for real drama (?!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEYmJjcY ... re=related

Btw, some comments on your Vimeo page

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Post by ashtonlewsey » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:57 pm

Thank you for the links!

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Re: Questions from a student...

Post by GanO » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:39 am

There's quite an informative article on Wikipedia about the word emmet, giving its etymology as the Old English æmete.

There are quite a number of movie shorts in or on the Cornish Language, Kernewek, on YouTube. If you want to hear the language spoken with an authentic accent, look for the clips by Richard Gendall. I've even got a few short films (or narrated slide-shows, actually) on my channel there.

There are lots of useful Kernewek links on the following sites as well:
Kernewgva
Lots of free audio, video, texts, podcasts

MAGA Kernow
The home of the Cornish Language Partnership, the Cornwall Council-run body that 'officially' represents the Cornish language Revival (in schools and public life, anyway).
Gwask an Orlewen
Dyller yn Kernewek Gwyr
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Re: Questions from a student...

Post by factotum » Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:53 am

Hmm, a 90s movie is a bit like an englyn. This happens to be 90s long :
https://vimeo.com/38234001

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