Cornish Place Names in Kernewek

Each week in the Voice newspapers we will be sharing four Cornish place names in Kernewek 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. Each week there will be a different theme.

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.

Week - 6 Place Names will be published on Wednesday 27th October

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

Week - 7 Place Names will be published on Wednesday 3rd November


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