|To:||Martin Butterfield <>|
|Subject:||Re: FW: FW: [canberrabirds] Something for a rainy day (2)|
|From:||David Rees <>|
|Date:||Sun, 3 Dec 2017 02:41:24 +0000|
The Cornish and Welsh languages are closely related. 'Tre' in Welsh means town - from the word 'Dre' Welsh has 'first letter mutation' which makes this happen, I will not explain that now - its complicated. Meaning is the same in Cornish.
Cornwall is thus full of 'Welsh looking' place names for good reason, also there are plenty in Brittany in France, given Breton is another part of this language family. Cornish people don't think of themselves as English to this day.
There is some fascinating recent genetic work that appears to support many cultural beliefs of people in those parts of Britain that are not part of greater England - have a look at this published in Nature http://www.nature.com/news/uk-mapped-out-by-genetic-ancestry-1.17136
Note how the Cornish and Devonians stand out different by these measures, from each other and the 'Greater English', also the difference between the North and South Welsh and between north and south Pembrokeshire and from the nearby 'English'. Also the diversity in Cumbria and Scotland. These differences are reflected culturally to this day. Interesting stuff.
On Sun, Dec 3, 2017 at 12:23 PM, Martin Butterfield <> wrote:
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