Use Cornish for Pirantide!
Last updated: 14/02/2012
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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
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
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