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Use Cornish for Pirantide!

MAGA, the Cornish Language Partnership, is encouraging everyone in Cornwall to use just a couple of words of Cornish to mark Pirantide this year. 

‘Celebrations of St Piran are growing in number, as is interest in Cornish’ said Manager Jenefer Lowe. ‘At a time when we celebrate Cornwall and all things Cornish, wouldn’t it be good if everyone could greet each other in Cornish, or say please or thank you?  Shopping, working, in school or just in the street – a couple of words of Cornish would make this day even more special’

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And it’s not just MAGA who are hoping this will happen! The Meur ras campaign is asking everyone to say thank you – Meur ras - in Cornish on 3 March – a good warm up and practice for the day itself!

MAGA have posted 4 phrases on their website at where you can also hear them pronounced:  Meur ras (Thank you),

Mar pleg (Please), Dydh da (Good day) and Gool Peran Lowen (Happy St Piran’s Day) and are hoping to encourage everyone to use one or more of them on 5 March. 

So whether you are taking part in a St Piran procession, celebrating in school or simply at work, why not join in?  And if you’re not going out – why not start your tweets or facebook posts with some Cornish for St Piran’s Day!

Gool Peran Lowen to everyone and Meur ras!

Story posted 14 February 2012

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