The Internet has many useful resources to do with the Cornish language. Using them, you can learn Cornish, listen to it, watch movies in it, and read much of its literature, without ever leaving the house. With the right (free!) software, you can even video-chat with friends over the Internet : how futuristic is that!
Here are links to some good places to find resources.
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This offers a large, expanding archive of audio podcasts, links to YouTube videos (in Cornish!), a 3-part Science Fiction drama, a discussion forum, and lots more.
These files contain an extensive list of on-line resources, compiled in 2008 by Eddie Climo. The links have been checked and updated where possible by the Agan Tavas webmaster. If you do find ‘dead’ links, please note that these may still be available through the Wayback Machine at the Internet Archive (see below).
Home of the Cornish Language Partnership, which oversees the Standard Written Form (SWF) project. An extensive site full of information, news, downloadable resources, links and so on.
The Cornish Gorsedh exists to promote the culture of Cornwall including the Cornish language. It organises annual competitions including prizes for work in Cornish. Any spelling may be used.
The International Celtic Congress is an educational and cultural organisation whose aims are to perpetuate the ideals, cultures and languages of the Celtic peoples. It has an annual meeting which takes place in each of the six countries in rotation.
Another large archive of books, with a few of Cornish interest, including Henry Jenner’s ‘Handbook of the Cornish Language’.
A huge archive of out-of-copyright materials — movies, texts, music, audio etc. They even have an archive of web sites (The Wayback Machine), some of them no longer online on the Web; this may contain some Cornish resources that have vanished from the Web itself. The Texts archive has most of the historical corpus of Cornish literature, which you can find with obvious searches for ‘Cornish’, ‘Cornwall’, ‘Kernewek’ and the like.
The well-known video site has a number of Cornish film clips; search for ‘Kernewek’ or ‘Cornish language’.
With a broadband internet connection, you can use your computer to chat with friends and colleagues, either in text, audio or video. The latter two need a microphone and a web camera, of course. The software is free, and runs on both Macintosh and Windows computers. Some of the main programs used are detailed below, and you’ll need to create a free account with either of them to use the service.
This one is also compatible with the iChat program bundled with modern Macintosh computers.
Internet chat for free, and free/cheap normal phone calls world-wide.
A blog about preserving books and documents for the future.
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