Saying Hello & Goodbye in Cornish

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Saying Hello & Goodbye in Cornish

Postby Boadicea » 28 Jun 2013, 06:47

Hi there,

I was just wondering if Druids have any sort of hello or goodbye they use on a personal level with friends or other members? I'm also just curious because I enjoy linguistics... So, how do you say hello and good bye and how should they be pronounced?

Thank you all!

NOTE TO STAFF: I put this same post in some of the other language sub-forums - I'm not trying to spam or anything, I'd just like to learn this in several of the languages that existed during the time of the original Druids.

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Re: Saying Hello & Goodbye in Cornish

Postby DaRC » 28 Jun 2013, 13:02

I'm just an on-line beginner so hopefully someone a lot better than me can guide you...

Hello - hou! yow!
Goodbye - Duw genes/genowgh! but it all depends upon context

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Re: Saying Hello & Goodbye in Cornish

Postby Boadicea » 28 Jun 2013, 23:49

Thank you! :D

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Re: Saying Hello & Goodbye in Cornish

Postby vanillabrite » 03 Sep 2013, 11:24

For greetings, you can also use:
Dydh da! - Which is good day; pronounced roughly "deeth da," where the 'th' sound is the one in 'the' and 'that' NOT the sound in 'three' or 'thimble'.

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