Cornish Place Names in Kernewek (Phase Two)

Cornish place names in Kernewek is a project to encouraging greater use of these place names in everyday life. These will vary from names of towns and villages to places throughout Cornwall and ancient monuments and sites of interest. 

A poster will be available to download with the place names in Kernewek and English and there will be an audio link to each of the Cornish place names to help with pronunciation.

We hope this will be of benefit to people who are interested in Cornwall’s historic and cultural heritage and that more people will refer to places using the Cornish language name in everyday life.

This was the first phase of place names covering a three month period and promoted in the Voice newspapers. A new phase of irregular posts will be added as requested by organisations, social groups, schools and colleges. Cornish Place Names - Phase Two

  • Clicking the audio file will give a pronunciation followed by a gap and then repeated. Combined gives all the places.
  • Clicking » links to Henwyn Tyller (Place Names) providing meaning of the place name if known and more information.

Archive

Previous weeks posters and audio files will be available below, indexed here. Click the link to see the weeks Place Names of the Week

  1. Theme - Goon Bren / Bodmin Moor
  2. Theme - Cornwall My Home
  3. Theme - Truru / Truro
  4. Theme - Koyt / Quoits
  5. Theme - Saltash / Essa
  6. Theme - Rivers beginning with Dowr
  7. Theme - Penzance
  8. Theme - Castles of Stone
  9. Theme - Clay Country
  10. Theme - Porth
  11. Theme - Goss Moor & Roche
  12. Theme - Pen
  13. Theme - Ancient Villages

                        Christmas and New Year phrases

  • Clicking the audio file will give a pronunciation followed by a gap and then repeated. Combined gives all the places.
  • Clicking » links to Henwyn Tyller (Place Names) providing meaning of the place name if known and more information.

Students at Truro College on the Foundation History Heritage & Culture degree course showing how easy to scan the QR code from the Voice newspaper or the poster to listen to the audio files via their mobiles. This helps in learning the pronunciation of words as well as the names of Cornish places in Kernewek.

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Fdn History Heritage & Culture - Truro College
Fdn History Heritage & Culture - Truro College