Thought extinct in the mid-1800’s, Cornish language has undergone a remarkable reformation. It has recently pulled itself off the list of endangered languages as more and more people have shown interest in reviving the language. The Cornish language, even older than English, is spoken by the Cornish people in Cornwall, a ceremonial county in the southwest of the U.K. It was a language that dominated Cornwall before being pushed away by the use of English.
Did you know? A thorn or a bramble in Cornish is known as ‘Dumbledore’, incorporated into modern English meaning bumblebee, inspiring the name of JK Rowling’s famous professor in the Harry Potter series.
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