This website is dedicated to supporting those who are learning the Cornish language (Kernowek) through the course SKEUL AN TAVAS and/or the self-study book DESKY KERNOWEK.
Skeul an Tavas and Desky Kernowek employ the modern spelling system known as Kernowek Standard (KS). All Cornish written material on this site is spelled in KS. To check any KS spelling, go to Vocabulary.
It is important to realize there are several other approaches to revived Cornish, drawing on the historical sources to strike different balances in matters of grammar and vocabulary. There are alternative spelling systems too, most publicly the Standard Written Form (SWF) favoured by Cornwall Council. Debating the merits of such differences is outside the scope of this site.
The weekly class using Skeul an Tavas in Newlyn (Lulyn) has its own website kernoweklulyn.com
carrying further compatible material. There is also moderncornish.net
, the website of Cussel an Tavas Kernôwek who specialize in applying the later historical sources, and the associated blog Te ha Tesednow
. There is a quarterly magazine Gweles
with a majority of its content in Cornish (KS and SWF 'with traditional graphs'). Glossaries appear on its website gweles.com
where you can subscribe.
Are you a teacher or prospective teacher of the Skeul an Tavas course? We offer a full Scheme of Work, as well as classroom kit and logistical support. Don't hesitate to get in touch. And whether teacher or student, you can always contact us with questions about traditional Cornish grammar or vocabulary, or with queries about idiom or style.
We are not a commercial website. We are however eager to carry high-quality literature in Cornish, original or translated. We also welcome high-quality podcasts in Cornish. We accept advertising for publications in KS, and for events suitable for learners where Cornish is spoken. Click on Miscellany for our literary / audio and advertising policies.