by Dr Ken George

In the year 2000, I had the honour to give at lecture at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts. The subject was, I fear, rather dry: Changes in the verbal stem in the subjunctive mood in Cornish . The material presented did, however, clarify how to spell parts of verbal paradigms.

In his English-Cornish dictionary, Nicholas Williams made the extraordinary statement about the numeral two, that "The Middle Cornish texts do not distinguish between a feminine form dyw and a masculine form dew." This is just not true .

A formal description of the structure of Cornish verbs is presented here .