UK: Cornish language is taught in nursery

Francis Hult francis.hult at
Sat Jan 16 13:46:22 UTC 2010

Times Online


Cornish language is taught in nursery


Most nurseries teach children to share toys and play nicely in the sandpit. At the first Cornish language crèche, opening tomorrow, toddlers will learn to share their tegennow and play nicely in the polltewas. 


They will sing in Cornish, and learn their numbers, calendar and basic phrases in the language - whose last native speaker is thought to have died more than 200 years ago. 


The Movyans Skolyow Meythrin (Nursery Schools Movement) is part of a revival of the language, with roadsigns in the county in Cornish and English, and the news in Cornish on the local BBC website. 


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