How to form simple sentences in Cornish

How to form simple sentences in Cornish

You want to learn how to form simple sentences in Cornish? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Cornish lessons complete with useful examples. The house is big, the book is old... we make forming simple Cornish sentences easy.

Simple Cornish sentences

In a typical sentence in Cornish which uses the verb 'to be', the verb is placed between the subject and the attribute using the verb form 'yw'. It is also possible to place the attribute at the beginning of the sentence to create emphasis (i.e. 'Big is the horse'). In this case the verb form 'yw' is used.


An chi yw bras.
The house is big.
An chi yw koth.
The house is old.
An chi yw nowydh.
The house is new.
An chi yw byghan.
The house is small.
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About Cornish

Church services are held in Cornish, there are evening classes, correspondence courses, summer camps and children's play groups. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Cornish would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Cornish

Learn to get by in Cornish with these useful words and phrases. The phrases below will help you to greet people in Cornish, introduce yourself in Cornish and even hold a conversation in Cornish after you have met someone.

Dohajydh da
Good afternoon
Myttin da
Good morning
Gorthugher da
Good evening
Nos dha
Good night
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Gorthugher da!
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You can learn Cornish in just 9 easy steps.

If you want to go from beginner to fluent in Cornish in a reasonable amount of time, you'll need a proven study method and daily dedication. Our nine-step Cornish learning guide will show you how to teach yourself Cornish in a structured,effective way. The steps below will take you through the progression of skills needed to learn to speak, read and understand Cornish.

Step 10 : Simple sentences in Cornish

You've already learned so much in steps 1 to 9 and we'd like to help you learn even more with this bonus step. Learn the phrases Lyver yw hemm, Kador yw homm and Daras yw hemm (This is a book, This is a chair, This is a door). Then learn the phrases and (The door is big, The door is small). And then learn the phrases and (The doors are big, The doors are small). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about simple Cornish sentences including useful examples. Take everything you have learned so far and then teach yourself just a few new words each week. In this way, you'll soon be able to say 100's, if not 1000's of short phrases in Cornish. Give it a try yourself!

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