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Fruits and Vegetables In Cornish
"Cornish is a Celtic language spoken in southwestern England. Dead for hundreds of years, it's now making a comeback. See if you can answer these simple questions about the Cornish language. It's pretty easy, even if you don't speak Cornish."
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You might see this fruit growing in Cornwall, the home of the Cornish language.
It is a very useful item, and can be eaten raw, baked, made into pies, or pressed for its juice. What fruit is called "aval" in Cornish?
Another fruit you might find growing in Cornwall is one of my favorites. The tree it grows on is mentioned in a song about "The Twelve Days of Christmas."
What is a "peren?"
Even though Cornish is a Celtic language, some of its words were obviously borrowed from English. This fruit grows on a vine. In Irish it's called a "fionchaor," in Welsh a "gronyn," and in Breton a "rezinenn." What would you get if you asked for a "grappa" in Cornish?
It's red and has its seeds on the outside. If Deana Carter spoke Cornish, she might have sung a song about what kind of wine?
You can make a refreshing summer drink from this fruit, but you'd better add sugar! What fruit are you squeezing if you have a "lymaval" in your hand?
If he couldn't spell it in English, Dan Quayle would have a hard time spelling it in Cornish. What are are "tattys?"
The next vegetable is one that Pythagoras warned people against eating. It's lucky that he wasn't Mexican, since this starchy vegetable is a staple of that cuisine. If a Cornish speaker gave you a plate of "faven," what would you be eating?
If Bugs Bunny came to Cornwall, he might be looking for this vegetable. What is a "caretysen?"
Cornwall is famous for its "pasties," a combination of meat and vegetables baked into a pastry crust. Ingredients can vary widely, but one of the vegetables you might find in a pasty is "turnypen." What is the English word for this plant?
Now that you know the names of many fruits and vegetables in Cornish, you need to know where to find them. I'd suggest looking in a "lowarth." What does "lowarth" mean?
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Compiled Jun 28 12