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by Morvyl
Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:39 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Present Tense.
Replies: 41
Views: 1281

Yes, already mentioned above...
by Morvyl
Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Awen/avon/dowr.
Replies: 29
Views: 818

<t>Whether they are separate sounds or just variations of a sound category (phoneme) is language specific. For example, Russian and German do not distinguish /v/ and /w/ as English does. For Russian and German native speakers both sounds always mean /v/. If [w] is used, it is usually considered a sp...
by Morvyl
Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Alys in Pow an Anethow in Kernowek - Alices Adventures in Wonderland in Cornish
Replies: 338
Views: 13703

<t>The word cagla is from the Anglo-Cornish dialect "caggla", which means exactly that: "bedaggle fleece with sheep-dung or spatter clothing with mud". It is very likely this word came into Anglo-Cornish dialect from Cornish and like cawgh, it is clearly related to a whole set of words denoting "shi...
by Morvyl
Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: distract?
Replies: 44
Views: 1258

<r><br/> Eddie-C said:<br/> Eddie a garsa mos dhe'n tavern gans mowes yonk dek.<br/> Eddie a gar mowes yonk dek.<br/> Eddie a gar amma dhe'n mowes yonk dek.<br/> <br/> Marhak a garsa mos dhe'n tavern gans margh yonk tek.<br/> Ytho ...<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Thew Eddie benener bras - et y hendr...
by Morvyl
Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: distract?
Replies: 44
Views: 1258

Otta ken tra:
Da via gene'ma mos dhe'n tavern a-barth dhis!



edited by: morvyl, Jun 13, 2009 - 11:04 AM
by Morvyl
Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Present Tense.
Replies: 41
Views: 1281

<r><br/> R3D3 said:<br/> <br/> Klewes yn hwi...whi...gwi...tevri.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <E>:lol:</E> <br/> <br/> <br/> R3D3 said:<br/> Mynnes of course adds a degree of volition to the future action, as in ny vynnav kewsel sowsnek.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Yes, but it is, as Pieter has pointed out al...
by Morvyl
Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Present Tense.
Replies: 41
Views: 1281

<t><br/> Karesk said:<br/> And in English, "the train will be going to Truro" can mean at a specified time in the future that's what the train will be doing, or that at an unspecified time that's what will happen. Can an tren a vyth ow mos dhe Druru mean both these or only the first one?<br/> <br/> ...
by Morvyl
Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Present Tense.
Replies: 41
Views: 1281

<t><br/> Karesk said:<br/> <br/> Am I wrong in thinking that an tren a dhe Druru means either "the train goes to Truro" or "the train will go to Truro" ?<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> No, you are not wrong. An tren a dhe Druru means "goes" or "will go". This is more obvious in sentences such as: Avor...
by Morvyl
Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: distract?
Replies: 44
Views: 1258

You could also use bedha to express a past habitual sense. Also, I tend to use gans for "by" with people and dre with things or concepts.

Awgrym a vedha orth ow ania ha distennys veu'ma dre Gernowek.
by Morvyl
Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Present Tense.
Replies: 41
Views: 1281

To form the future you could also use mynnes (mednes) as an auxiliary.

My a vynn clewes. (LC: Me a vedn clowes.) "I will hear."
by Morvyl
Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:17 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Present Tense.
Replies: 41
Views: 1281

<t><br/> R3D3 said:<br/> Some common verbs have a separate future tense, e.g. klywes: my a glywvydh, "I will hear", but most do not and the present doubles as the future tense (or you can use gul: my a wra klywes)<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Mar men'ta usya an FSS che a alja scrifa klewes (clewes) bo klo...
by Morvyl
Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: distract?
Replies: 44
Views: 1258


Laghyades said:
'ancombra'.....sounds cognate with 'encumber'




Meur ras dhis. Pana er aral a venjes jy gorra yn rag?
by Morvyl
Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:42 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: distract?
Replies: 44
Views: 1258

<t>Dhis lowena, Nosdan, <br/> I would use ancombra for "distract". You also used the third person imperfect of bos, o, with the third person present-future of (dis-)tenna. This doesn't work, unfortunately. First of all, you need the passive participle to form the passive voice. This is the same as t...
by Morvyl
Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Present Tense.
Replies: 41
Views: 1281

The particle o' is in the SWF spec as the LC form of MC ow.
by Morvyl
Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Present Tense.
Replies: 41
Views: 1281

<t>I didn't give my explanation to score points for a particular "side". I just wanted to answer the question. I used SWF (Middle Cornish) because kio asked using SWF/MC examples. Personally I would consider myself a speaker of a more Late flavoured Cornish. I pronounce [mæ: e:v @ "kOUz@l] whether I...