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Fulub-le-Breton
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Post by Fulub-le-Breton » Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:32 pm

I need a famous sentence in the Cornish language (sentense, author, source) + translation of this sentence in English please.

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Post by Hen » Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:33 am

On any particular theme, or just any famous sentence in Cornish with the English translation?

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Post by Fulub-le-Breton » Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:50 pm

Any famous sentence that was originally in Cornish.

The Dolly Pentreath "I don't want to speak English" springs to mind but are their other?

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Post by Frenchie » Thu Feb 08, 2007 8:10 pm

"Yas tevyth hanow a bes vynytha ha bry a dhur hep merwel"

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Post by Kattell » Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:34 am

Fulub,
How about a rendition of Bro Goth Agan Tasow? :-)

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Post by Frenchie » Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:12 pm

Gwreugh convedhes yscory Kernewek.
Gwreugh convedhes gwyryoneth Kernewek.
Gorholeth Kernewek ewnder.

Recognise Cornish History.
Recognise Cornish Truth.
Demand Cornish Justice.

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Post by Nosdan » Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:47 pm

My a vyn gorra hwi tre ha diskwedhyans dhys prys da - I want to take you home and give you a good time' i think, not sure though.

oh and My ny vynnaf cows sawsnek! - I dont want to speak English

how bout some william Bodinar (crica 1776),
Kernewek yw oll ankevyz gans pobel yowynk. - Cornish is all forgotten by the young, kind of rings true still? although they havnt forgotton it, cos they didnt knows it?

OR perhaps Andrew George MP, "Me a le gans Dew Ollgallojak del vedhaf len ha perthy omryans gwyr dhe hy braster an vyternes elisabet, hy Erys ha Sewyoryon, herwyth an laha. Ytho Dew re'm gweressa." - "I swear by Almighty God that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, her heirs and successors, according to law. So help me God."


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