Ev a bonyas dhyragof, ha me a sewyas wàr y lergh. Kebmer e dhywar an tan desempys! Yma glawlen gensy pùb termyn in le a wysca côta glaw. Y fëdh lies qwestyon adro dhe’n dowlen-ma. Yma pùb huny owth argya wàr agan pydn.
Vernôna, kenytherow Demelsa, yw yonca ès hy. Me a wrug argya abarth an dowlen; te a wrug argya abarth dhedhy inwedh; saw pùb eur yth esa ev owth argya warbydn an tybyans. In antarlyck an Nadelyk yth esa pùb huny ow cria ‘Adrëv dhys!’ Hy a gerdhas bys dhodho ha’y vonkya wàr y fâss. Yma lies problem dhis – derif dhèm nebes i’ga hever.
My house is as big as yours. Our garden isn’t as green as yours. Her hair is carrot red. You’re so stupid! Going on the train will be quicker than driving there in the car. Was the swimming pool in your hotel as deep as the pool at our sports centre? The public toilet is so dirty! Our tiny fire at home isn’t as warm as the splendid fire at the pub. Is the teacher as clever as the students? This exercise isn’t as difficult as many others.
Nyns yw y wreg mar ger dhodho avell an benenes erel in y vêwnans. Yth esa dhybm le mona ès dhedha martesen, mès yth en vy mar lowen avellans y pùb dëdh. Nyns yw hy mar stowt avello ev. Yma Alys ow qwary pel roos mar sley avell Demelsa. Nefra nyns osta mar vysy avell my!
Danyel Tonkin has Geography homework again. He’s checking it together with Elen.
Well, what have you written?
All the people on the planet are making greenhouse gases so uncontrollably that the Earth has got hotter. And global warming is still going on.
Very good. And what are all the consequences specifically?
The weather’s wilder all the time. The desert areas are growing, so that farmers cannot thrive. And the ice at the poles is melting, so that the sea is rising.
And what’s the result of higher sea levels?
Low-lying land next to the sea is getting flooded, so that a chunk of the islands will be in great danger in a few years’ time.
Exactly. And quite a lot of land in Cornwall too.
Mark Tonkin is getting ready to play football. But he’s not happy.
What’s the matter, Mark?
Maybe I can’t play in the match today.
Have you lost some of your kit? There are a few things you could borrow.
No, there’s no need to borrow, I’ve all the kit with me. First XI shirt, shorts and socks. My boots as well.
Then where’s the problem?
I’ve got a rotten cold and an awful headache too. But I took a lateral flow test in the health centre. Negative. It’s not covid!
Well, going home sick is a possibility. Or showing the character of a leader and persevering. Today we have an important match. And you are the team captain, Mark.
That’s right. I’ll play then. We’re sure to win!
Tùbmas and his friend Hecka have bought fish and chips.
I’ve got a ton of chips here. Too many. Do you want to take these off me?
Well, yes! Thanks. There are barely enough chips for me in a single portion.
You’re too fat. It’s not healthy.
Oh, you think too much about what’s healthy!
You don’t think enough about it.
Tomorrow I shall eat a salad.
But Tomorrow never comes.