Cornish Language Partnership

The Cornish Language Partnership (Cornish: Keskowethyans an Taves Kernewek [kɛskɔˈwɛθjans an ˈtavɛs kɛrˈnɛwɛk], [kɛskɔˈwɛθjɐnz ɐn ˈtævɐzs kərˈnuːɐk]) is a representative body that was set up in Cornwall, England, UK in 2005 to promote and develop the use of the Cornish language.[2] It is a public and voluntary sector partnership[3] and consists of representatives from various Cornish language societies, Cornish cultural and economic organisations and local government in Cornwall.[4] The organisation is part-funded by the European Union's Objective One programme, the United Kingdom government's Department for Communities and Local Government and Cornwall Council.[5]

Logo of the Cornish Language Partnership. "Maga" is Cornish for "grow, nurture or develop".[1]
A Cornish speaker, recorded in Cornwall.

The Partnership is the chief regulator of the Standard Written Form of Cornish, an orthography that was published in 2008 with the intention of uniting the previous conflicting orthographies, and for use on road signs, in official documents, and in school examinations.[6]

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  1. ^ Maga in Gerlyver Kernewek
  2. ^ "Cornish Language Partnership : About Us". Archived from the original on 2008-12-24. Retrieved 2009-03-03.
  3. ^ "Cornish Language Partnership". Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2009-03-03.
  4. ^ "Cornish Language Partnership : Partnership". Archived from the original on 2008-12-25. Retrieved 2009-03-03.
  5. ^ "Cornish Language Partnership : Funding". Archived from the original on 2008-12-25. Retrieved 2009-03-03.
  6. ^ BBC News - Breakthrough for Cornish language - 19 May 2008

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