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Blas Kernewek - Lesson 1

Welcome to lesson 1 of the Cornish language course. Rod Lyon, Deborah Bennetts and Chris Blount lead you through some Cornish phrases.


Welcome to the first lesson of our 12 part Cornish Language series with Rod Lyon, Deborah Bennetts and Chris Blount.

Script for Lesson one: In this lesson we are going to try some introductory Cornish phrases.


Introductory phrases:

'Formal' Greetings
Rod: Myttin da!
Chris: Good morning!

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Deb: Dydh da!
Chris: Good day!

Rod: Dohajydh da!
Chris: Good afternoon!

Deb: Gorthugher da!
Chris: Good evening!

'Informal' Greetings
Rod: Hou sos!
Chris: 'Right boy!, 'Right mate!

'Formal' Farewells
Deb: Nos da!
Chris: Good night!

Rod: Dyw genes
Chris: Good-bye (to one person)

Deb: Dyw genowgh
Chris: Good-bye (to more than one person)

'Informal' Farewell
Rod: Dha weles!
Chris: See you!

Introductory Chat
Deb: Fatla genes?
Chris: How are you?

Rod: Yn poynt da, (meur rasta)
Chris: Very well, (thankyou)

Deb: Ha ty?
Chris: And you?

Rod: Da lowr
Chris: Okay.

(Alternative reply)
Rod: Nyns oma mar dha
Chris: I'm not so good.

Gerva / Vocabulary

Myttin - Morning
Dydh - Day
Dohajydh - Afternoon
Gorthugher - Evening
Nos - Night
Da - Good
Ha - And
Ty - You (when speaking to one person)
Sos - Friend, 'Mate' (when addressing someone)

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