In English <you> can be either singular or plural, familiar or formal. It is a long time since we used “thee” and “thou” to our nearest and dearest. In Cornish two registers still exist. The familiar singular <che> is widely used in Middle Cornish but in Late Cornish it is much more restricted. Late Cornish makes much greater use of the formal form <whei> for both singular and plural <you>. For the moment we will confine ourselves to the formal form (equivalent to “vous” in French). e.g.
e.g. Descriptive form:
Teg o whei . You are lovely.
O whei Jory? Are you George?
Tho whei hager. You are ugly.
Nag o whei Kettern. You are not Kate.
Thew an kei whei. It is your dog.
e.g. Locative form:
Thero whei e’n gegin. You are in the kitchen.
Nag ero whei en gwedhen. You are not in a tree.
Ero whei ena? Are you there?
Thero whei o perna. You are buying.
Nag ero whei o kelly. You are not losing.
Ero whei o moas? Are you going?