Here are five principles that we seek to apply in the Cornish published on this website. The first principle encapsulates the idea of Tota Cornicitas. The other four principles complement it.


Revived Cornish should be based on all the evidence for historical Cornish.


For prose the evidence of historical prose should be preferred to other evidence.


Words that are historically evidenced should be preferred to reconstructed words.


Whenever a word is reconstructed its form should be consistent with words employed according to the preceding three principles; which should also be a guide for assimilation of loan-words.


The lexicon of revived Cornish should be developed so that the language may be used effectively for all contemporary purposes.