Monday, 1 October 2018

A Year of Late Cornish Day 273

Dew Cansves Dedh Trei Ügens ha Terdhek

De Lün ew, an kensa dedh a vis Hedra.
It’s Monday, the 1st day of October.
A mis ma o an ethves mis e’n vledhen Roman. (An vledhen rag soudoryon a dhalathas en mis Meurth). Bettegens, e’n tavas Kernowek ma’n hanow o styrrya an mis rag hedhas gorow (yorthes ha kerwas) dhe vedhygla chalenjys an eyl dhe y gila. Anjei a genkyas rag yorhejow ha ewigas. Nag üjy an pow o tasseny gen aga son e’n eur-ma. Pe le ma oll an hedhas lebmyn? Ma henwyn teleryow o tisqwedhes dr’era anjei obma, Nankervis (Nans Kerwys) rag ensampel.
This month was the eighth month in the Roman year. (The year for soldiers began in March). In the Cornish language, however, the name means the month for male deer (roe-bucks and stags) to bellow challenges to one another. They competed for does and hinds. The country does not echo with their sound nowadays. Where are all the deer now? Place names show they were here, Stags’ Valley for example.

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