• Cornish bilingual sign

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    This is a sign on a beach in Porthleven, Cornwall. The Cornish language (in Cornish: Kernewek or Kernowek) is one of the Brythonic group of Celtic languages. The language continued to function as a community language in parts of Cornwall until the late 18th century, and a process to revive the language was started in the early 20th century, continuing to this day. The revival of Cornish began in 1904 when Henry Jenner, a Celtic language enthusiast, published his book Handbook of the Cornish Language. His work was based on Cornish as it was spoken in the 18th century, although his pupil Robert Morton Nance later steered the revival more to the style of the 16th century, before the language became influenced by English. This set the tone for the next few decades; as the revival gained pace, learners of the language disagreed on which style of Cornish to use, and a number of competing orthographies were in use by the end of the century. Nevertheless, many Cornish language textbooks and works of literature have been published over the decades, and an increasing number of people are studying the language.[2] Recent developments include Cornish music[3], independent films[4] and children's books, a small number of children in Cornwall have been brought up to be bilingual native speakers,[5] and the language is taught in many schools.[6] Cornish gained official recognition under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in 2002,[7] and in 2008 a Standard Written Form was agreed in
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