Henry Jenner

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Henry Jenner (8 August 1848 – 8 May 1934) was a Celtic scholar, Cornish cultural activist, and chief originator of the Cornish language revival.


  • Why should Cornishmen learn Cornish? There is no money in it, it serves no practical purpose, and the literature is scanty and of no great originality or value. The question is a fair one, the answer is simple. Because they are Cornish.
  • There has never been a time when there has been no person in Cornwall without a knowledge of the Cornish language.
    • A Handbook of the Cornish Language.

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