Cornish/Resources

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Resources

  • [1] Why learn Cornish?

Online Courses

  • [2] SaySomethingInCornish – a good introduction to Cornish with 15 oral lessons in graded levels in SWF (M)
  • [3] Kernewek Dre Lyther – a correspondence course in 105 lessons in SWF (M) and Kemmyn
  • [4] Memrise - dozens of flashcard decks on various topics on grammar and vocabulary
  • [5] Courses on Deckacademy (previously on Memrise)
  • [6] Decks by Memrise - decks produced by GoCornish
  • [7] Clozemaster course in Cornish
  • [8] Quizlet exercises in Cornish
  • [9] uTalk app in Cornish
  • [10] IndyLan - an app for Apple or GooglePlay
  • [11] Master Any Language course with exercises
  • [12] Anki course with useful phrases
  • [13] Kernewek Bew – an audio-course by Dan Prohaska in Late Cornish + various links
  • [14] Audio course on Soundcloud by Dan Prohaska
  • [15] Alternative set of audio courses from Dan Prohaska
  • [16] An Kylgh Kernewek – find a Cornish class, online or face to face
  • [17] An Rosweyth - Speak Cornish website with links to classes and conversation groups
  • [18] GoCornish - find a face-to-face Cornish class
  • [19] Parallel – Cornish lessons through the medium of Welsh
  • [20] Kesva an Yeth Kernewek – sound files and exercises to accompany the book Bora Brav
  • [21] Skeul an Tavas – podcasts, courses and exercises in Kernowek Standard
  • [22] Klass an Hay – Cornish classes and resources
  • [23] LearnCornishlanguage.co.uk - Personalised lessons and classes (Kernewek Kemmyn)
  • [24] Learn Cornish in Cornwall - Personalised lessons on language and literature (SWF Late)
  • [25] Cornish with Clive - podcasts in Unified
  • [26] Modern Cornish – Correspondence course, audio course and Skype conversations in SWF (Late)
  • [27] A series of lessons in Modern Cornish (Late)
  • [28] Teer ha Tavaz - collection of lessons in Late Cornish
  • [29] Cornish courses in London
  • [30] A series of podcasts for beginners by Bethany Sheppard
  • [31] Blas Kernewek - phrases and vocabulary to go with a series of introductory radio sessions (radio sessions now no longer available)
  • [32] Cornwall Council website with information about WJEC exam
  • [33] Game matching words to pictures
  • [34] Now defunct bulletin board with some word and phrase lists for various occasions
  • [35] Calendar of Cornish conversation groups

Dictionaries

  • [36] CornishDictionary.org – dictionary in SWF (M)
  • [37] Korpus an Akademi Kernewek – the corpus of material from Cornwall Council’s translation service with language found in context
  • [38] Taklow Kernewek – place name map based on Akademi Kernewek’s place names panel’s work
  • [39] Mamgerlyver – pdf dictionary in SWF (Late)
  • [40] Gerlyver Kescows hag erel dictionaries and wordlists in Kernowek Standard
  • [41] Link to the Terminology Panel with various specialist word lists
  • [42] Bilingual picture dictionary offering 1300 or so words in Cornish and a choice of over 100 other languages. In SWF (Late) Main Graphs
  • [43] Discord resources channel with downloadable dictionaries by Neil Kennedy, Richard Gendall and Rod Lyon (Late Cornish) and by Tim Saunders
  • [44] Open Celtic dictionary
  • [45] Smaller Google Document comparing all six Celtic languages
  • [46] Gerlyver Kembrek/Kernewek Kernewek/Kembrek - Welsh/Cornish Cornish/Welsh Dictionary
  • [47] An English/Cornish/Welsh dictionary
  • [48] Glosbe dictionary

Grammar

  • [49] Cornish for Beginners – short grammar book in Unified
  • [50] An Wiasva – verb conjugation aid in Kemmyn
  • [51] Old-North.co.uk – brief introduction to Cornish grammar
  • [52] Skeul an Tavas – variety of aids including conversation patterns and pronunciation
  • [53] A Handbook of the Cornish Language – the book that started the revival, Henry Jenner’s ‘A Handbook of the Cornish Language’
  • [54] Verb conjugator in Late Cornish
  • [55] Online mutation aid
  • [56] Spellyans - discussion board for grammar and vocabulary, mostly in Standard or Unified/UCR
  • [57] Unilang - discussion board for Celtic language with some Cornish grammar content (like this one)
  • [58] Govel Geryow - Tony Snell's bulletin board for discussion or terminology
  • [59] Link to Kornisch Wort Für Wort (Cornish language textbook in German) and others
  • [60] Comprehensive grammar of Middle Cornish by a Dutch academic

Music

  • [61] Cornish music on YouTube – a selection of over 300 songs
  • [62] More YouTube videos of songs and language clips
  • [63] Skwardya – website of rock band Skwardya
  • [64] Cornish National Music Archive – information about traditional music
  • [65] Kesson - Cornish traditional songs and recordings
  • [66] Canow Kernow by Inglis Gundry - Cornish traditional songs
  • [67] An Daras = Cornish folk arts project
  • [68] Lyrics to many Cornish songs and translations of popular English language songs
  • [69] Information and discussion about Cornish traditional music
  • [70] Webinar - history of Cornish traditional music through women's eyes (and ears)
  • [71] Website about the life and works of Brenda Wootton - first lady of Cornish song
  • [72] Website for Gwenno
  • [73] Website of the band Hanterhir
  • [74] Website of Tanya Brittain, poet and founder of folk band The Changing Room
  • [75] Website of folk band Dalla
  • [76] Sounds Like Cornwall - YouTube channel with many tapes and albums of songs and readings.
  • [77] Cornish Dance Society
  • [78] Speak Cornish website - links to various songs.

Media

  • [79] Radyo an Gernewegva / An Mis – a monthly TV programme and weekly radio programmes
  • [80] Archive of Radyo an Gernewegva programmes from 2008-2012
  • [81] Discord – various chat channels including online lessons, and a resources channel with dictionaries (including to Breton) and grammar books in a variety of orthographies
  • [82] Yeth an Werin Warlinen - Zoom conversation groups for beginners or advanced speakers
  • [83] Reddit channel for enquiries / information about Kernewek
  • [84] BBC Nowodhow an Seythen – weekly news programme
  • [85] Facebook groups – links to Cornish facebook groups
  • [86] Kernewiki – wikipedia in Cornish has over 7,000 articles written in all spelling systems
  • [87] An Gannas - the monthly magazine of Kowethas an Yeth in SWF
  • [88] Gweles - quarterly magazine , mostly in Kernowek Standard
  • [89] Kows Kernewek - YouTube channel with a variety of clips with the language being used in various situations
  • [90] Speak Cornish website - links to a number of films in the language
  • [91] Hwerow Hweg - a film in Cornish
  • [92] Kernewek Bew - YouTube channel including recordings of the series 'Tamm ha Tamm'
  • [93] Magi-Ann - simple stories on app for nursery and family learning
  • [94] Nearly 450 podcasts (originally created for Radyo an Gernewegva) by Nicholas Williams
  • [95] Cornish language film company
  • [96] Some short films in Kernewek by Denzil Monk
  • [97] Cornish translation of a popular Welsh app for children
  • [98] An Canker Seth - TV programme from the 1980s
  • [99] Kernowpalooza - TV programme
  • [100] ArtCornwall: variety of resources on art etc. including videos with some content in Kernewek
  • [101] Sounds of Cornwall (CHBN Radio) weekly radio show including Cornish lessons and music
  • [102] Kernowpods YouTube channel - archive of An Mis TV programmes and other videos
  • [103] Golowva - YouTube channel with a variety of Cornish content, old TV programmes, films of the Gorsedh etc
  • [104] Four short fims in Cornish on the BBC
  • [105] Speak Cornish videos for children
  • [106] Sacred Awen Ministries - YouTube channel of videos in Cornish
  • [107] Ceangal Ceilteach - Radio programme on WMBR Radio at MIT in Boston, Massachusetts. Includes Cornish music every week.
  • [108] Film - Nebes Geryow adro dhe'n SWF

Literature

  • [109] Wikisource – the chief mediaeval texts in Cornish
  • [110] Kernowlingo – a similar site including most of the later fragments
  • [111] Digitisation of the Ordinalia by Bodleian Library
  • [112] Online downloads of some major texts about Cornish including Henry Jenner's 'Handbook of the Cornish Language'
  • [113] Lhuyd's Archaeological Britannica
  • [114] LearnCornishLanguage– a translation of ‘Lord of the Rings’ in SWF
  • [115] Stoff Kernewek – links to the manuscript copies of the mediaeval texts
  • [116] Stoff Kernewek – links to various poems
  • [117] Lexilogos - links to a number of Cornish language sites
  • [118] Evertype – translations of many English classic novels into Cornish available for purchase
  • [119] List of publications in Kernowek Standard
  • [120] Spyrys a Gernow - books available for purchase in Unified and Kernowek Standard
  • [121] Lulu – a variety of free e-books such as Beatrix Potter translations and comic books to translations of English classics for purchase, mostly in Unified
  • [122] Kowethas an Yeth Kernewek - books in SWF or Kemmyn available for purchase
  • [123] Cussel an Tavaz – links to late Cornish texts
  • [124] An Blog Kernewek – a variety of translations from other languages
  • [125] Francis Boutle - books of poetry in Cornish available for purchase
  • [126] Pepper & Carrot - Series of 38 comics in Cornish
  • [127] Gwiasva an Orsedh - Website of Gorsedh Kernow + online shop for books about bards
  • [128] The Cornish Store - a variety of goods including books and CDs
  • [129] Cornovia Press - books about Cornish themes and people
  • [130] Tor-Mark Press - a wide range of books on Cornish issues including the language
  • [131] Federation of Old Cornwall Societies shop - books on a wide range of Cornish subjects including in Kernewek
  • [132] Link to various manuscripts about Kernewek includinga glossary of Bewnans Meriasek and Etudes Cornique by Joseph Loth
  • [133] Article in Dutch about Hal Wyn (Ralph St Vincent Allin Collins)
  • [134] An adventure of Colin the Coastguard translated into Kernewek by Rod Lyon available for purchase at a nominal price as a download or i-book
  • [135] Cornish.app A variety of articles about the history of the language
  • [136] Copies of 'An Weryn' a radical magazine for Cornwall from the late 1970s/early 1980s
  • [137] Review of Cornish language publishing by University of Exeter MA in Publishing students (Page 70 onwards)

Religion

  • [138] An Bibel Kernewek - the Bible in Cornish includes a downloadable pdf version
  • [139] Another link to An Bibel Kernewek
  • [140] Online version of the Bible
  • [141] MarysRosaries - a variety of prayers available in Cornish
  • [142] Lyver Pysadow Kemyn - Book of Common Prayer in Unified
  • [143] Evidence for the existence of a mediaeval Bible in Kernewek

Other

  • [144] Kesva an Taves Kernewek - the Cornish Language Board
  • [145] GoCornish - links to apps and other websites and information for primary schools
  • [146] Kernowek Lulyn - links to resources in Kernowek Standard
  • [147] Stoff Kernewek – links to other websites
  • [148] Bernard Deacon's website – articles about Cornish history and politics and language change
  • [149] Sordya - collection of left-wing political articles on various issues
  • [150] Carn - magazine of the Celtic League, with articles in Cornish from 1973 onwards
  • [151] Taklow Kernewek – a variety of mapping projects in Cornish
  • [152] Dasserghi Kernewek – oral histories of the language
  • [153] Cornwall Forever – links to various aspects of Cornish history and culture
  • [154] Omniglot – a comparison of Cornish and other Celtic languages
  • [155] Links to a number of blogs in Late Cornish by Janice Lobb
  • [156] Te ha Tesednow - Neil Kennedy's blog, written in Late Cornish
  • [157] Nicholas Williams' website with links to poetry and books written by him
  • [158] Hwedhlow Kernewek – a variety of stories and articles in SWF (M) by John Prowse
  • [159] Bibiography courtesy of Dr Merryn Davies-Deacon of academic articles about Kernewek
  • [160] Academic papers about Cornwall and Cornish by Prof. Ken Mackinnon
  • [161] Video on YouTube of the first wedding conducted through Cornish in modern times (1964)
  • [162] A number of online quizzes on conversational phrases
  • [163] Phrases in Late Cornish
  • [164] Ken George's website with a variety of presentations and lecture notes
  • [165] Blog Kernewek a'n Iseldiryow - Cornish blog from the Netherlands including an extensive bibliography of Kernewek
  • [166] Stephen Rule's blog (Doctor Cymraeg)
  • [167] Skrifys y'n Emlow - Owain Holland's blog #1
  • [168] Podcasts by Owain Holland #2
  • [169] Skrol an Yeth - Lianne Wilson's blog
  • [170] KernewekKensa - Kensa Broadhurst's blog
  • [171] CornishStory - an initiative of Cornish Audio Visual Archive (CAVA) based at Institute of Cornish Studies with a variety of articles about history, poetry, art, film etc.a few with a connection to the language
  • [172] Kwis awgrym yn Kernewek - Mathematics quiz in Cornish
  • [173] Information about Cornish place names
  • [174] Sodhva an Yeth/Cornwall Council's language office, with various links
  • [175] Movyans Skolyow Meythrin - nursery schools organisation for Cornish
  • [176] Skol Veythrin Sen Jowan
  • [177] Kowethas Ertach Kernow - links to a wide range of material including songs etc
  • [178] Awgrym sempel yn Kernewek
  • [179] Besont - a board game for purchase which includes learning some Cornish language phrases
  • [180] Lectures of the Skians Conference 2022
  • [181] Academic paper about Dolly Pentreath