On Wednesday 10th July 2019 at the Holyer an Gof ceremony held at the RIC Truro the Agan Tavas publication Bewnans Meryasek won the award for its class ‘Cornish for Adults’. Secretary Ray Chubb, who accepted the award, thanked all those who had helped with the publication of the book and he explained that the […]
Members of Agan Tavas recently performed a play within a play from Bewnans Meryasek, (The Life of Meriasek). This was the part about Pope Sylvester driving away a dragon which was terrorising the population around Rome. The performance took place in The St Ives Arts Club as part of the St Ives Literary Festival. The […]
Agan Tavas members enjoying a train ride behind a mineral tramways engine at Moseley Museum, Redruth as part of an Agan Tavas fun day on Monday 6th May. The quiz in Cornish was won by Matt Blewett.
In early February 2019, Agan Tavas had a problem paying cheques into its own branch of Lloyds Bank plc because the cheques were written in Cornish only. The matter was taken up with the bank’s complaints department. There seems to be no problem with other banks in Cornwall and further afield in England. Those wishing […]
The dinner for members at the Bridge Inn near Redruth was up to the usual high standard. Fun was had attempting to translate Christmas Cracker jokes into Cornish and the evening was rounded off by the singing of carols, in Cornish of course!
Kescows Nebes Moy gans Ian Jackson Publisher: Agan Tavas This is a follow on dictionary from Gerlyver Kescows but with words allocated to categories of use. For example Agriculture, Emotion, Finance/Economics and many, many more. Ian has ensured that the 5000 additional words to be found in this dictionary are not repetition of those found […]
Publisher: Agan Tavas This fabulously interesting transliteration of the original 1504 version of the miracle play, Bewnans Meryasek or the Camborne Play, is of great interest to Cornish language speakers and also to those with no Cornish because it a bilingual edition with a literal English translation. It contains 12 illustrations taken, with permission, from […]
Agan Tavas will be holding an indoor games evening on Friday 28th September at the The Old School Centre Illogan from 7.00pm onwards. A chance to try your hand at playing Scrabble and or Boggle and other games devised by members, through the medium of Cornish. If you are only a beginner in the language, […]
As part of Speak Cornish Week, Agan Tavas arranged a lecture from Cornish historian Matt Blewett which touched on the link between folk tales about giants and the archaeology of West Cornwall. Matt gave the entire lecture, which was lengthy, in Cornish and fielded questions on the subject from fluent speakers in the audience.
Mullion Cornish class and Agan Tavas members got together on 2nd June for a day out in Mullion. After a pub lunch we explored the church and this was followed by a treasure trail of the village. A local bus was used to get to Mullion, a chance for the public to hear Cornish. The returning […]
Publisher: Evertype This wonderful book now in Cornish. It has the all of the original illustrations in full colour and it is beautifully type set. The Cornish is easy to read and it would make a great bed time story or maybe something to read for the less advanced learner. KS ISBN: 978-1-78201-203-0 £28.95
On 10th November at Murdoch House, Redruth Agan Tavas member Ian Jackson gave a talk in Cornish on the mining history of the countryside around Carnkie. Ian, who is a scholar of languages rather than mining history, had obviously carried out a great deal of research on the subject. This made his talk very interesting and […]
Publisher: Agan Tavas A new dictionary intended to aid conversation at Yeth an Weryn and other gatherings of Cornish speakers. Cornish – English, English – Cornish, containing about 5000 words which have been selected on their likelihood of being used at social events. Size A5, 300 pages. A sample of the content may be seen […]
Publisher: Agan Tavas This is the fourth edition of the course book which introduced Unified Cornish in 1929. Published with the permission of The Federation of Old Cornwall Societies, this facsimile edition comes complete with a CD of Morton Nance himself reading some of the historical texts found in the back of the book. This […]
24th June 17 As part of Speak Cornish Week members of Agan Tavas organised a bus trip around West Cornwall stopping at St Just for lunch and games in Cornish. Many people boarded the bus at different locations and spoken Cornish was much in evidence.
The Agan Tavas house magazine ‘An Gowsva’ has a new look. Thanks to the professional efforts of member Nigel Roberts An Gowsva has been given a whole new look which can proudly stand alongside many other high circulation publications of a similar type. Remember that you will receive three to four copies per year of […]
As part of a series Agan Tavas held a further lecture at Murdoch House, Redruth. It was the 1st April and a time of mockery. So, John Rowe of the University of Plymouth gave a talk on Cornish political cartoons between 1970 and 2015. His talk was very interesting showing simple but amusing cartoons of […]
Publisher: Agan Tavas The decline of standards amongst some users of revived Cornish had been a cause for concern for some time. Ray Chubb has therefore examined recent writings in the Standard Written Form (main graphs) and Common Cornish. He has identified a number of usages that are less than authentic which he highlights in […]
Publisher Gwask an Orlewen The amazing story from America now translated into Cornish. This book has all the original colour illustrations, a delight to own. UC £8.95 Cornish/English version without the colour illustrations £6.45
Prior to our Annual General Meeting held on 18th February at Murdoch House, Redruth there was a presentation of the literary award Pewas Perghyryn. This year it was awarded posthumously to Eddie Climo for his translation of Rip Van Winkle. The picture shows Eddie’s brother Laurie receiving the prize. The newly elected officers of Agan […]
Publisher: Evertype In this book Nicholas Williams examines what scribal usage from the historical corpus is telling us about the use of the consonants in revived Cornish spelling. 978-1-78201-185-9 […]
Publisher Evertype The famous horror story now in Cornish. This latest translation from Nicholas Williams is a monumental work which required some new vocabulary for Cornish. New words are listed in the back of the book. KS 978-1-78201-190-3 […]
Publisher: Gwask an Orlewen A facsimile of Pryce’s original 1778 edition. Many of the terms listed in this book will, of course, be derived from Cornish. The late Eddie Climo has produced on facing pages a clearer version of the texts with Unified and Late Cornish equivalents for the terms listed. £4.95