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Sharing some #Cornish printed heritage from @britishlibrary for #StPiransDay with Andrew Boorde’s ‘tourist guide’ to the British Isles printed in 1540.

“In Cornwall is two speches, the one is naughty englyshe, and the other is cornyshe”

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Boorde’s ‘fyrst boke of the introduction of knowledge’ was to, ‘teache a man to speake parte of all maner of languages, and to knowe the vsage and fashion of al maner of countreys. And know the moste parte of all maner of coynes of money, the whych is currant in euery region”
(When walking about in the nip with a pair of scissors)
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A bilingual sign tells you more than just where you need to go.

It tells you a country has more than one native language.

It tells you how the names for places are connected, or sometimes not, between languages.

It teaches you what others call that place in their language.
It demonstrates that the country values linguistic diversity and equality between linguistic communities.

It may tell you that you are entering a place whether another language is more predominent.
It tells you that you may expect to hear another language or experience another culture upon arrival.

It may tell you that folk spoke a now minoritised language in a place before the dominant majority language.
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