of the hit cartoon series The Simpsons contacted Cornish speakers
earlier this year, to ask for help in making a Christmas Day special
for the UK.
episode will feature Lisa Simpson shouting "rydhsys rag Kernow
lemmyn" (freedom for Cornwall now) as she runs around the house
production team wanted the correct pronunciation and contacted the
Cornish Language Fellowship.
Channel 4 show is intended as an alternative to the Queen's Speech.
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Clarke, Cornish Language Fellowship
The show's executive producer Tim Long emailed the Cornish Language
Fellowship for advice on the phrase they wanted to use.
had heard it used by a US comedian and wanted to include it in the
officer Matthew Clarke advised the producers on the phone on the
pronunciation and suggested that Lisa should wave the black and
white flag of St Piran.
said: "We have a lot of requests from people about the Cornish
language, but this has to one of the coolest."
issues can get a bit stale, so it's nice to have a global phenomenon
like The Simpsons interested."
added: "I know it's only a cartoon series, but it may make
some people sit up and think.
wants to be on The Simpsons, from Simon Cowell to Tony Blair."
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household names to have appeared as themselves in the show include
U2, the Rolling Stones, Sir Paul McCartney, Leonard Nimoy, Mel Gibson
or Kernewek, is the sister language or Welsh and Breton and was
formally recognised by the EU in 2002.
of supermarkets and pubs in the county have bilingual signs and
while only a small number of people speak Cornish fluently, thousands
have a smattering of the language.
celebrate Cornish in The Simpsons and the festive season.
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