Have you been following our Cornish language blog series, if not catch up with our first cornish and second cornish blogs quick! Here we discover some more Cornish words to develop your vocabulary.

You might be starting to see patterns with some of the letters, or be able to recognise the english similarities to help you remember.

Furniture

cadar – chair
tuttyn – stool
margh-lyver – desk
valysen – case
clok – clock
stevel – room
gwelŷ – bed
môs – table
lurlen – carpet
strayl – rug

More food

moy – pasty
coref – beer
cresygow – crisps
cawl – cabbage
banannys – bananas
avallow – apples
caretys – carrots
owravallow – oranges
pŷs – peas
cowl – soup
tê – tea
holan – salt
puber – pepper

Shops

lyverjŷ – library
kŷger – butcher
lytherjŷ – post office
gwaya mŷr – cinema

Clothes

cota – coat
gwyscas – suit
colm conna – tie
pows – dress
losten – skirt
pawgen – sock
crys – shirt/blouse
eskys – shoe
botyasen – boot

Higher numbers

dêk – 10
ugans – 20
dêk war’n ugans – 30
deugans – 40
dêk ha deugans – 50
trŷ ugans – 60
dêk ha trŷ ugans – 70
peswar ugans – 80
dêk ha peswar ugans – 90
cans – 100

Grammar

otomma – here is
otena – there is
mŷ a wra – I do, I will

Keep your eyes peeled for the next in our Cornish blog series.

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