Friday, 26 December 2014

Learn Late Cornish Bit by Bit 2 (Table A nouns after definite article)

Table A
masculine noun
m. noun after an
feminine noun
f. noun after an
bord (a table)
an bord
(the table)
(a window)
pronounced [bezzder]
an veister
(the window)
pronounced [vezzder]
den (a man)
pronounced with long [e:] somewhere between [den] and [dane]
an den
(the man)

(a woman)

an venyn
(the woman)
daras (a door)
pronounced [dorraz]
an daras
(the door)

davas (a sheep)
an dhavas
(the sheep)
glaw (rain)
pronounced to rhyme with “cow”
an glaw
(the rain)

 (a river bank)
an ladn
(the river bank)
gwely (a bed)

an gwely
(the bed)
gwedhen (a tree)

an wedhen,
a wedhen
(the tree)
cota (a coat)

an cota
(the coat)

cath[1] (a cat)
pronounced approx.  [kayth]
an gath (the cat)
pronounced [gayth]
keus (cheese)
pronounced [kayz]
an keus
(the cheese)
kegin (a kitchen)

an gegin
(the kitchen)
mab (a son)
pronounced [mayb]
an mab
(the son)
 (a daughter)
an vergh
(the daughter)
pott (a pot)
an pott (the pot)
padel (a pan)
an badel (the pan)
tan (a fire)
pronounced [tayn]
an tan (the fire)
tesen (a cake)
an desen
(the cake)

masculine plurals relating to people
m. plural people after an
feminine plurals
f. plurals after an
tüs (men, people)
an düs
(the men, the people)
benenes (women)
an benenes
(the women)
mebyon (sons)
an vebyon
(the sons)
merhes (daughters)
an merhes
(the daughters)

[1] Traditional spelling begins this word with the letter c,  others use k, but the mutation is identical. Traditionally c was used before a, e and i, while k was used before o and u. In SWFM only k is used.
[2] Traditional Late Cornish spelling ends in h instead of gh.

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