Kowsva has now reopened on Wednesdays from 10am until 1pm.

Due to the size of the shop we will only be able to allow one customer in at a time, but we would love to see you. There are a selection of second hand books to browse whilst waiting. Social distancing measures are in place.



Kowethas an Yeth Kernewek yw  alusen a  skoodh an yeth Kernewek dre gemmysk bras a dhyllansow,  klassow ha hwarvosow, y'ga mysk an Benn-seythen Gernewek, an brassa kuntelles  bledhynnyek a gernewegoryon.

Kernow ha'y yeth re beu kelmys der istori oll, hag y hyllir gweles an yeth oll a-dro yn henwyn tyller, henwyn teylu hag y’n rannyeth.

Henry Jenner, den a vri a'n  dasvewnans, a leveris, "Prag y  tegodh dhe Gernowyon dyski Kernewek? ... Awos aga bos Kernowyon."

A walk with Cornish language speakersY’n  vledhen 1967 Gorsedh Kernow ha  Kesunyans Kowethasow Kernow Goth a fondyas Kesva an Taves Kernewek a’s teves avel  kosten avonsyans a studhyans ha devnydh a Gernewek. Y’n  vledhen 1979 an Gesva a lonchyas Kowethas an Yeth Kernewek rag displegya an yeth pella hwath ha rag avonsya hwarvosow yn Kernewek rag les an niver a dus, owth ynkressya  pub prys, neb a vynna dyski an yeth, hag yn  arbennek neb a vynna gul devnydh anedhi y’ga  bewnans  pubdedhyek. Wosa tevyans sewen an Kowethas, an dhew gorf a dhibarthas yn 1985 mes i a bes oberi yn kessenyans pur grev a-barth les an Yeth Kernewek. 2010 An Kylgh Kernewek a dheuth ‘yn-dann lawlenn’ an Kowethas.

Medrasow Kowethas an Yeth Kernewek yw dhe avonsya dyskans an bobel y’n yeth  kernewek dre ragworra,  skoodhya ha maga  devnydh anedhi. Ny’n jevydh an Kowethas tu parti politek.

Pub mis, dyllo a wra an Kowethas ‘An Gannas’ hag ynni erthyglow, hwedhlow, nowodhow, skrifow ha krowseryow. Dyllo yw rann dhe les an ober gwrys gans an Kowethas. Yn mysk an taklow gwrys ganso yw lyvrow, dydhlyvrow, hwedhlow ha daffar dyski. Lyvrow gans plasennow arghansek yw dyllys keffrys rag gweres  an studhyoryon. An Kowethas a wra kwethow-te, hanafow,  arwodhygyow karr, pluvennow, kartennow, krysyow-t ha taklow  erel dhe wertha. Y hyllir prena an re ma war an wiasva ma, dhe Gowsva - agan gwerthji dhe Heartlands, Poll - ha dhe stallow owth avonsya an yeth dhe lies hwarvos. Dres an vledhen an Kowethas a rester nebes dydhyow an taves,  skodhys yn fenowgh gans ilow gernewek ha donsya. Chons da yw rag Kernewegoryon dhe gesvetya yn hwarvos gans Kernewek kewsys yn unnik.

Yma ynwedh folennik yn Sowsnek - Klew! - hag yw danvonys dhe eseli pedergweyth y'n vledhen. Kavadow yw ynwedh heb kost yn Kowsva ha war stallow Kowethas an Yeth Kernewek.

Yth yw synsys aktivitys rag fleghes ha'ga theyluyow dhe Gowsva, Heartlands (ha treyweythyow yn leow erel) pub diw seythen po ogas ha. Gwrewgh mires orth an folen Lyver Fas We Love Cornish for Kids and Families rag manylyon.

Rag lies esel, ughboynt an  vledhen yw an  Benn-seythen Gernewek. Homm yw hwarvos may ma Kernewegoryon a bub  nivel ow kodriga warbarth ha kewsel an yeth. Herwydh usadow, synsys Paskweyth yw. Yn-mysk an hwarvosow  erel yma kerdhow  kevarwodhys, kuntellesow Yeth an Werin (chons da rag kesklappya yn Kernewek, synsys yn diwotti  yns herwydh usadow) ha Dydhyow Lowender. An Kowethas a  brof  gonis derivadow digost rag tus a’ga honan ha kowethasow  erel. Y hyllir  kavos derivadow  a-dro dhe  bub tremmyn a istori, studhyansow, henwyn teyluyow ha tylleryow, henwel fleghes, stretow, chiow, skathow, enyvales dov yn Kernewek, treylyans ha devnydh a Gernewek yn negysyow hag  argemynieth.

Yma dhyn gwerthji - Kowsva - dhe Heartlands, ogas dhe Gammbronn. Gwrewgh agan vysytya. Dy'Lun, dy'Mergher, dy'Gwener ha dy'Sadorn 10 - 1.
Ni a vydh ygor ynwedh - yn fenowgh - pan eus hwarvos arbennek dhe Heartlands.

Fun on the beach at NewquayAn Kowethas a re gweres dhe’n  klassow  Kernewek a-hys Kernow ha pella. An Kowethas a with kevrennow gans meur a gowethasow gonisogethek yn Kernow ha pella, hag y’ga mysk kowethasow yeth hag adhyskans y’n powyow keltek  erel. An Kowethas yw kowethas bodhek (niver alusen 1065527) ha’y arghans yw  drehevys dre nebes grontow, eseleth, gwerthow ha rohow.

Y hyllir prena lyvrow yn Kernewek ha taklow erel dhe Gowsva hag ynwedh omma.

Yma edhom dhyn a vodhogyon rag gweres gans an stallow KaYK dhe hwarvosow dres Kernow oll hag yn Kowsva, agan gwerthji. Gwrewgh kestava orthyn mar pleg, mar kyllowgh hwi agan gweres.

Lyver Fas: /Kowethas

Gwrewgh hwilas Lyver Fas rag an ragdres Prag Na? ha 'We love Cornish for kids and families'

Please note: We've organised on-line postage and can now send out books again. Please visit our webshop and stock up on all your Cornish language needs. Please also visit our downloads page for digital material and Go Cornish's site (www.gocornishsite.org).

With regret - the Penn-seythen has been cancelled for this year. We'll let you know what is happening as soon as the current situation with the virus resolves.


Kowethas an Yeth Kernewek is a registered charity which promotes the Cornish language through a wide range of publications, classes and events including the Penn-seythen Gernewek, the largest annual gathering of Cornish speakers.

Cornwall and its language have been inextricably linked throughout history and its presence can still be seen all around in place names, family names and in dialect.

Henry Jenner, pivotal Cornish revivalist, said, "Why should Cornishmen learn Cornish? ... Because they are Cornishmen."

In 1967 the Gorsedh of Cornwall (Gorsedh Kernow) and the Federation of Old Cornwall Societies established Kesva an Taves Kernewek (The Cornish Language Board) whose aim was to promote the study and use of the Cornish language. In 1979 Kevsa an Taves Kernewek launched Kowethas an Yeth Kernewek (The Cornish Language Fellowship) to further the development of the language and to promote activities in Cornish for the benefit of the ever increasing number of people who wished to learn it and in particular who wished to use Cornish in everyday life. Following the successful growth of the Kowethas, in 1985 the two bodies formally separated but continue to work in the closest harmony for the benefit of the Cornish Language. In 2010 An Kylgh Kernewek came under the umbrella of the Kowethas.

The objectives of Kowethas an Yeth Kernewek are to advance the education of the public in the Cornish language by promoting, encouraging and fostering its use. The Kowethas is non-party political.

An Gannas - Cornish language magazineEvery month the society publishes a Cornish language magazine called ‘An Gannas’ which consists of articles, stories, news, comment and crossword puzzles. Publishing is an important aspect of the work of the society. Amongst the variety of materials that have been produced are books, diaries, stories and language learning materials. Books with accompanying CDs are also published to assist beginners. The society also produces tea-towels, mugs, car stickers, pens, cards, T-shirts and other items for sale, all displaying the Cornish language. These are available on this website, at Kowsva - our shop at Heartlands, Pool and at stalls promoting the language at many events. During the year the society organises a number of language days, often supported by Cornish music or dancing, giving Cornish speakers the opportunity of meeting together in a Cornish speaking environment.

There is also a leaflet in English - Klew! - which is sent four times a year to members. It's also available at Kowsva free of charge and on Kowethas an Yeth stalls.

Aktivities for Children and their families are held approximately every two weeks at Kowsva, Heartlands (and sometimes other places). Please look at the Facebook page We Love Cornish for Kids and Families for details.

For many people the highlight of the year is a fully residential weekend, the Penn-seythen Gernewek, held usually around Easter time. Cornish speakers of any ability, including complete beginners are very welcome. Other social activities include guided walks, Yeth an Werin (a chance for a chat in Kernewek, usually held in a local pub) and Dydhyow Lowender (fun days where all events are organised in Radio an Gernewegva - outside broadcastCornish). The Kowethas offers a free advice and information service to any individual or organisation on any aspect of language including history, study, family and place names, naming children, streets, houses, boats or pets in Cornish, translation and the use of Cornish in business names and advertising. We are also happy to run taster days for other organisations.

We have a shop at Heartlands near Camborne. Come and visit. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10 - 1. We'll also be open - often - when there are special events at Heartlands.

The society is closely associated with the running of Cornish language classes throughout Cornwall and beyond. It maintains links with a wide range of other cultural organisations both in Cornwall and beyond, including language and educational organisations in other Celtic countries. The society is a voluntary body, (charity no. 1065527) and its funding is raised through grants, membership, sales and donations.

You can buy books in the Cornish language and other items at Kowsva at Heartlands and also here.

We need volunteers to help with the KaYK stalls at events across Cornwall and in Kowsva, our shop at Heartlands. Contact us please, if you can help.

Facebook: /Kowethas

Search Facebook too for the Prag Na? project and 'We love Cornish for Kids and families'.

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An gewer yn Kernewek. Gwrewgh movya agas logosen dres an arwodhigow rag manylyon moy. Meur ras dhe Steve Harris.

The weather in Cornish. Hover over the icons to see more details. Thanks to Steve Harris.