Cornish

Conjugate Verbs

Facts

  • Language: Cornish
  • Alternate names: KERNOWEK, KERNEWEK, CURNOACK
  • Language code: cor
  • Language family: Indo-European, Celtic, Insular, Brythonic
  • Number of speakers: 1000
  • Script:

Introduction

Bilingualism in English. Some children grow up bilingual. Church services are held in Cornish. There are evening classes, correspondence courses, summer camps, children's play groups. There is a Cornish Language Board. It became extinct as a first language in 1777, but is being revived. Two spelling systems are in use. Taught in some schools. Bible portions 1936.

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