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Penn-seythen 2015:  On a treasure huntRag lies kernewegor, an ughpoynt yn mysk hwarvosow an yeth restrys dres an vledhen yw an Bennseythen Gernewek hag yw synsys y’n Gwenton.
Yma hengov pur hir a Benn-seythennyow Kernewek.  Yn bledhynnyow kyns y fedhens synsys yn kampva karavan, mes pur yeyn yw Gwenton yn Kernow yn fenowgh ha rakhenna y’n dedhyow ma an Kowethas a ragergh ostel dhien rag an bennseythen.

Rag kernewegoryon yw an Bennseythen, heb mar, mes henn yw dhe leverel ‘kernewegoryon orth pub nivel’, y’ga mysk tus na wor unn ger a Gernewek mes aPenn-seythen 2015:  Shelagh Garrard and Vanessa Beeman garsa dyski an yeth.  Rag an dus na, ha tus ha dhedha tamm Kernewek, yma dyskansow dres an bennseythen.  Rag tus moy avonsys yma aktivitys a’ga gweres dhe braktisya kewsel an yeth yn desedhyansow divers.  Ha rag tus freth yma arethow ha bagasow dadhla.

Dy’Gwener gorthugherweyth y teu kevrenegow hag omguntel rag kinyewel war-barth kyns omlowenhe y’n barr ow klappya orth kowetha na veu gwelys a-dhia an Bennseythen y’n vledhen kyns.  Yn fenowgh yma kenys ha bardhonieth ynwedh.

Dyskansow, hag aktivitys yeth yw gidys, a dhalleth dy’Sadorn myttinweyth, hag ena wosa liv yma tro a-dro dhe’n dre po dhe neb le y’n ranndir, yn Kernewek gans treylyans yn Sowsnek.  Gorthugherweyth y rester an Kowethas bagasow ilow ha dons avel didhan.

Dy’Sul yma dyskansow hag aktivitys erel arta, ha wosa liv yma didhan kepar ha gwari performys gans neb klass kernewek.  Hag ena termyn yw rag leverel ‘Duw genes’ dhe gowetha nowydh ha koth bys y’n vledhen a dheu!

Amkan an Bennseythen Gernewek yw ri dhe gernewegoryon ha dyskoryon chons dhe braktisya kewsel an yeth yn unn omlowenhe hag yn kyrghynnedh hegar, lowsys ha kosel, ha ni a wayt ni dhe wul henna yn sewen – prag na dhewgh dhe’n nessa Pennseythen rag gweles mars yw henna an kas?

 

Mirva Benn-seythen 2016

Penn-seythen 2017 - 7ves a vis Ebrel bis 9ves. Manylyon ha furvlen.

 

 

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Penn-seythen 2015 At the aquariumFor many Cornish speakers the high point amongst language events organised through the year is the Cornish Language Weekend which is held in the Spring.  There is a long tradition of Language Weekends.  In years gone by they were held in a caravan park, but it’s often very cold in Cornwall in the Spring so these days the Kowethas books an entire hotel for the weekend.

The Weekend is for Cornish speakers, of course, but that means ‘Cornish speakers at all levels’ including people that don’t know a word of Cornish but would like to learn the language.  For those people, and people with just a little Cornish there are lessons through the weekend .  For more advanced people there are activities that will help them speak the language in a variety of situations.  And for fluent speakers there are talks and discussion groups.

On Friday evening delegates arrive and get together for dinner before enjoying themselves in the bar chatting to friends they haven’t seen since the previous year’s Weekend.  Often there is singing and poetry too.

Lessons, and guided language activities, begin on Saturday morning, and then after lunch there is a tour around the town or some other place in the district, in Cornish with an English translation.   In the evening the Kowethas organises bands and dance groups for entertainment.

On Sunday there are lessons and other activities again, and after lunch some entertainment, such as a play performed by a Cornish class.  Then it’s time to say ‘Goodbye’ to new and old friends until next year!

The aim of the Language Weekend is to give Cornish speakers and learners a chance to practise speaking the language in an enjoyable way and in a friendly, stress-free and relaxed environment, and we hope we do that successfully – why not come to the next Weekend to see if that’s the case?

Weekend 2016 gallery

2017 weekend - 7th. April to 9th. April. Details and form.

 

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