Richard Gendall is a British expert on the Cornish language, born in 1924. He is the founder of "Modern Cornish"/Curnoack Nowedga, which split off during the 1980s. Whereas Ken George mainly went to Medieval Cornish as the inspiration for his revival, Gendall went to the last surviving records of Cornish, such as John and Nicholas Boson, in the eighteenth-century. He is involved with University of Exeter
Gendall founded Teere ha Tavaz, an organisation which seeks to promote the Cornish language in its Modern Cornish or Curnoack Nowedga variety. It is also a small publisher on, and in, the Cornish language.
- Kernewek Bew (Living Cornish). 1972
- The Pronunciation of Cornish. Teere ha Tavaz, Mahunyes, 1991.
- A Students' Grammar of Modern Cornish. Cussel an Tavas Kernuack, Mahunyes, 1991.
- 1000 Years of Cornish (Second Edition). Teere ha Tavaz, Mahunyes, 1994
- Dictionary of Modern Cornish. Teere ha Tavaz, Mahunyes, 1992-1997.
- Tavaz a Ragadazow – The Language of my Forefathers. Teer ha Tavaz, Mahunyes. 2000.
- Practical Modern Cornish. Teer ha Tavaz, Mahunyes. 2003.
- The Language of our Cornish Forefathers. Cornish Language Partnership. 2009.
- Observer online - Sunday 31 July 2005: "How do you say 'bugger off' in Cornish?" by Jonathan Sale: "And he [Gendall] ought to know, having started learning the language in 1928 at the age of four and is now a linguistically vigorous 81."
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