Thursday, 6 May 2010

Skrifenn Trydhek - Kernewek Jynn-Amontya 3 - Writing Thirteen - Computer Cornish 3

Here's some more computer generated Cornish phrases:

Piw a wela an karr? - Who used to see the car?
Piw a garas an lyver ma? - Who liked this book?
Yw an mamm skav? - Is the mother fast?
Yw an korev le? - Is the beer smaller?
A nyns yw an oen toemm? - Isn't the lamb warm?
Yw an chi an nowyttha? - Is the house the newest?
A brenowgh hwi kig mogh drog? Do you buy bad pork?
A ny brenewgh hwi arghans an lyha. Didn't you used to buy the smallest money?
Ny allsyn ni gul seyth chi le. We couldn't make seven smaller houses.
A ny yllons i prena arghans drog? Don't they buy bad money?
A vynnsyn ni gweles margh an berra? Didn't we see the shortest horse?
A wrussys jy trydhek kyttrin heb an margh hir? Did you make thirteen buses without the long horse?
Ni a wela tri karr. We used to see three cars.
Ty a wel arghans da. You see good money.
Hwi a vynnas dybri oen. You wanted to eat lamb.
Ev a ylla prena bewin yr. He used to be able to buy fresh beef.
Ny gara ev kig yar. He didn't used to like chicken
Ni a gara kig yar gans an aval-dor. We used to like chicken with the potato.
I a lywa jynn-tenna war karr an lenta. They used to drive a tractor on the slowest car.
Ni a yll ladha benyn war den. We can kill a woman on a man
Ni a allas marghogeth margh yn gerlyver koth. We could ride a horse in the old dictionary.
Ny brena ev bugh heb diwros. He didn't used to buy a cow without a bicycle.
Ny vynnens i kara margh. They didn't used to want to like a horse.
Hi a welas ow fasti. She saw my pasty.
Hi a wre ow bardhonieth nowydh. She used to make my new poetry
I a wrug gweles y dhiwros. They saw his bicycle.
Hwi a yll kara agan chi krev. You can like our strong house.
Ny brensyn ni agan jynn-tenna. We didn't buy our tractor.
Ev a brenas y basti war an pasti. He bought his pasty on the pasty.
Hi a werthas aga arghans heb pasti an gwella. She sold their money without the best pasty.
Ty a wra gweles chi heb agas chi. You can see a house without your house.
Hwi a ylla kara arghans yn-dann agan jynn-tenna koth. You used to be able to like money under our old tractor.
Ny welav vy korev yn-dann ow aval-dor. I don't see beer under my potato.
Ny ylla hi gwertha agan chi. She didn't used to sell our house.
An benyn a brena onyon. The woman who used to buy onion.
An bugh a allas kara arghans gwell. The cow who could like better money.
Yn lyver y karen vy an ervin. In a book I used to love the turnip
Yn jynn-tenna y eva hi gwin. In a tractor she used to drink wine.
Agas margh a ladha kath drog. Your horse used to kill a bad cat
Agas hogh a wra ladha tas an gwettha. Your pig kills the worst father.
Ny welas an mowes pasti byghan. The girl didn't see the small pasty
An kath hag a ladha ev. The cat that he used to kill.
An korev na brensyn ni. The beer that we didn't buy

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Skrifenn Dewdhek - Hwedhlow Gwerin 2 - Writing Twelve - Folk Tales 2

The story I will write about today is "Uter Bosence and the Piskey" which can be read here.

This is a story involving an old man Uter Bosence who lived in Sancreed parish in the west of Cornwall. He had a son also called Uter who was a champion at wrestling and hurling and a great horseman, in fact he had a mysterious ability to tame wild horses. The action takes place on Midsummer's Eve.
After describing a hurling match between the men of Sancreed and St. Just, the story talks of midsummer bonfires at which there was music and dancing. Uter having remembered that he had promised to join his father and cousin at one of these bonfires on Trannack hill, crossed some fields in order to reach it.
At which point he was surrounded by a cloud of fog. He found himself unable to cross a hedge and heard mocking laughter. The field he was in, "Park an Chapel" contained the ruins of an old chapel, and strange apparitions were said to be seen there, so it was avoided by most people after dark. Uter didn't believe in these tales of small people, but he began to feel stiff and weary and decided to stop for a smoke before heading home. He heard strange noises from the building, and saw it filled with frightful "sprights and spriggans", ugly creatures who hissed like serpents. He saw a bring like a goat, with horns and a long beard, who despite Uter's attempt to fend it off with a stick, laid Uter on his back and sent him rolling down the hill, tossed over hedges and pushed through brambles and gorse, driven against a rock where he was found the next day.
The story also mentions the belief that the dancing around the bonfire on midsummer's eve in a ring ensured good luck for the year and protected against witchcraft.
In this story we have a belief that there are certain places that are haunted by spirits. These spirits were quite malevolent given poor Uters' rough treatment. We are not told why Uter had been singled out for this kind of treatment.

One wonders what Uter had been smoking...

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Skrifenn Unnek - Kernewek Jynn-Amontya 2 - Writing Eleven - Computer Cornish 2

Piw a bren an jynn-tenna? - Who buys the tractor?
Piw a wela an pasti ma? - Who used to see this pasty?
Yw an kyttrin byghan? - Is the bus small?
Yw an jynn-tenna brassa? - Is the tractor larger?
A nyns yw an diwros berr? Isn't the bicycle short?
Yw an lyver an lyha? Is the book the smallest?
A wertha ev onyon yr? Did he used to sell fresh onion?
A ny brenes jy pasti an lyha. Didn't you used to buy the smallest pasty?
Ny wra hi gwertha kig mogh kottha. She does not sell older pork.
A ny yllowgh hwi gweles myrgh krev? Can't you see a strong daughter?
A allas hi gul chi an toemma? Could she make the warmer house?
A brenas ev gwin y'n chi byghan? Did he buy wine in the small house?
Ty a gar dewdhek karr. You love twelve cars.
Ev a wela benyn gwann. He used to see a weak woman.
Ev a allas kara pympthek maw. He could love fifteen boys.
Hi a allas dybri ervin yr. She could eat fresh turnip.
Ny ladh ev hwetek bugh. He doesn't kill sixteen cows.
Ev a wela pasti y'n hwedhel. He used to see a pasty in the story.
I a dheberas aval-dor heb hwedhel an hirra. They ate potato without the longest story.
Ni a wrug kara chi war chi. We loved house on house.
My a yll gwertha chi gans diwros koth. I can sell a house with an old bicycle.
Ny brena ev hwedhel yn-dann karr. He didn't used to buy a story under a car.
Ny allas ev kara margh. He couldn't love a horse.
Hwi a gara agas mowes. You used to love your girl.
My a welas hy horev byghan. I saw her small beer.
Ni a ylla kara dha ji. We used to be able to love your house.
I a ylla gweles agas arghans da. They used to be able to see your good money
Ny welas ev dha gath. He didn't see your cat.
Ty a wela dha ervin y'n pasti. You used to see your turnip in the pasty.
I a brena aga bugh yn-dann gerlyver an kottha. They used to buy their cow under the oldest dictionary.
My a ylla prena gwin war y hogh. I used to be able to buy wine on his pig.
My a wrug gwertha pasti heb aga horev yr. I sold a pasty without their fresh beer.
Ny werthsowgh hwi arghans heb agas gwin. You didn't sell money without your wine.
Ny yll hi dybri y aval-dor. She couldn't eat his potato.
An myrgh a brenas nownsek bugh. The daughter bought nineteen cows.
An mab a allas gwertha bardhonieth hirra. The son could sell longer poetry.
War chi y prenas hi an chi. On a house she bought the house.
Gans karr y karons i pympthek bardhonieth. With a car they love fifteen poems.
Dha vaw a gara den drog. Your boy used to like a bad man.
Agan margh a vynn kara chi an toemma. Our horse wants to love the warmest house.
Ny eva an bugh chi da. The cow doesn't drink a good house.
An korev hag a gerydh jy. The beer that you love.
An korev na welen vy. The beer that I didn't used to see.