01 April 2011

A is for

I decided to enter the blogging challenge for April but put a twist on the challenge by producing an A to Z of the Cornish language.

Agan = our

Hence the house being called Tre Agan, or Our Home.

Cornish shares a fair number of words with Welsh and has been described as being Welsh spoken with a west country accent although certain word combinations are definitely different between Cornish and Welsh.

However in this case, the welsh for our is ein so there is no common link there.

Sunday's post will be B


Francine Howarth said...


Nice one: Did you know (local) people in and around Milford Haven (Pembrokeshire, Wales) have Cornish accents? There's been a strong link between Pembs & Cornish fishermen (pirates) for centuries. Quite makes a West Country girl feel at home here in Pembs.

I love the French connection, too. St Clears/Saint Clere, Carmarthenshire.


Jennyta said...

I hope Cornish is easier to pronounce than Welsh. Can't get my tongue round some of the welsh words at all.

Eliza said...

I have Welsh ancestry and I've spent a little time try to learn the odd word or two, but language was never my strong point. 

Pk Hrezo said...

Hi there. Happy A-Z kick off! Nice word. I love that I'm learning something here. :)

Nice to meet you. Happy blogging:)

Manzanita said...

That is a great new word. And home is where my heart is.
Wanna buy a duck

andewallscametumblindown said...

When I was in Scotland last summer, I joined a hike led by an English woman who had moved to Scotland years before. I was chuffed to find I could pronounce "loch" better than she could.

Happy A-Zing!

Rosalind Adam said...

I love words and find the name of your home Tre Agan fascinating. Re your comment on my blog, quadragintal is a word that I made up specially for this challenge. It means a blog of exactly 40 words... because I said it does! Like I say, I love words.

Kathy G said...

Thanks for the information. Looking forward to learning more as the month goes on.

Ella said...

Enjoy Agan challenge! Nice to meet you~

alberta ross said...

Agan what a great word - I am a collector of names - must have meanings attached - I use them in my fiction - even if others don't know the meaning I do and so they suit the locality or person for me while I'm writing - Braeburns ah yes and a lovely russet neither the same when cooked!

Anonymous said...

Love you backdrop. I'm a weaver. Hope to be reading more of your A to Z.

Kristine Asselin said...

Good luck with the challenge!

e.a.s. demers said...

This is wonderful!
Who knew I'd be getting an A-Z language lesson this month!

I look forward to your posts :-)