Dialect of Cornwall


Cat No.:   GB1249:

The ancient language of Cornwall with an enlarged glossary of Cornish provincial words. Also contains information about Dolly Pentreath, the last known person who spoke the ancient Cornish language as her mother tongue. Long descended from Cornishmen the writer has a clannish fondness for Cornish words and phrases.

Some examples,

DOCY, Pretty charming or neat in person i.e. A docy little maid.

GLUMPY, Sulky.

STEW Fuss, ill temper, row i.e. What a stew you're in!

PENNY LIGGY. Hard up for cash.

Reading this book you can see where the English language has got some of its phrases from. It is a lovely book with words that will delight the reader. A must for those with Cornish interests.

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