Where is the cat?
Yma hi y’n lowarth.
It’s in the garden.
Where is there (some) sugar.
Yma sugra y’n bolla war an voos.
There’s (some) sugar in the bowl on the table.
Ple’th esov vy?
Where am I?
Yth esos ta yn dha weli, ty wocki! Hunros o!
You’re in your bed, silly! It was a dream!
Ple’th esos ta?
Where are you?
Yth esov vy ow sevel a-rag Lys Kernow.
I’m standing in front of County Hall.
Ow alhwedhow! Ple’th esons i?
My keys! Where are they?
Ymons i yn-dann an paper nowodhow.
They’re under the newspaper.
Remember to use the free audio file which accompanies this series!
When you are talking about physical position, we use the 'long form' of the Cornish verb bos. If you've been following these mini-lessons, you've already met the 'short form' in lesson 2
about personal identity.
The word ‘where’ in Cornish is ple. You'll see from the sentences that this often combines with other letters.
Try learning the examples in this lesson by heart and you'll find it easy to make up similar sentences.
You'll find more about the long form and about prepositions in a Cornish grammar book. Have a look at the Resources page on the MAGA website.