“Red and yellow and pink and green, purple and orange and blue.” The basic Cornish language vocab to help you sing a rainbow.

Click on the links below to hear the spoken Cornish.

Which one is…? Py onan yw…?
What colour is it? Py liw yw?
White Gwynn
Grey Loos
Black Du
Red Rudh
Yellow Melyn
Blue/green Glas
Orange Rudh-velyn
Pink Rudh-wynn
Purple Purpur
Brown Gell
Green (inorganic) Gwyrdh
Gold Owr
Silver/money Arghans

If you’re looking for a fun and engaging way to learn the Cornish language, check out our Go Cornish course on the Decks by Memrise website.


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