Re: [tied] NWB

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 49954
Date: 2007-09-17

On 2007-09-17 20:54, fournet.arnaud wrote:

> And where spoken Brittonic survived """at least""" until the 18th
> century.
> ===================
> A.F : I suppose you mean "at best"
> As usual, the oldest lady speaking the language died in 180X.
> ================

If you mean Dolly Pentreath, the last well-attested native speaker, she
died in 1777 (hence the "official" extinction date), but the claim that
she was the very last Cornish-speaker is questionable (as such claims
often are). Cornish probably still had a dwindling number of native
speakers until the early decades of the nineteenth century. That's why I
wrote "at least".