Middle Welsh

Middle Welsh

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Middle Welsh is the label attached to the Welsh language of the 12th to 14th centuries, of which much more remains than for any earlier period. This form of Welsh developed from Old Welsh. Middle Welsh is the language of nearly all surviving early manuscripts of the Mabinogion, although the tales themselves are certainly much older. It is also the language of most of the manuscripts of Welsh law. Middle Welsh is reasonably intelligible, albeit with some work, to a modern-day Welsh speaker. The phonology of Middle Welsh is quite similar to that of modern Welsh, with only a few differences. The letter u, which today represents / / in North Welsh dialects and /i/ in South Welsh dialects, represented the close central rounded vowel / / in Middle Welsh. The diphthong aw is found in unstressed final syllables in Middle Welsh, while in Modern Welsh it has become o.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Loc Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136776855
  • 9786136776859