Old Welsh Dialectal Variations preserved in Toponymy

Iwan Wmffre

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    Abstract

    One might think that the contemporary existence of dialects is enough of a complication to make the analysis of place-names difficult for etymologists. However, contemporary dialects of a language do not complete the inventory of dialect forms found in place-names: alongside fossilised words one can also come across fossilised pronunciations that reveal a dialect landscape that is not that of today’s language. This booklet deals with the persistence of early medieval Welsh dialect forms preserved in place-names. In so doing it contributes to demonstrate the unevenness of the unfolding of language change.
    LanguageEnglish
    Place of PublicationBelfast
    Number of pages33
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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    Toponymy
    Place Names
    Dialectal Variation
    Language
    Complications
    Etymologists
    Early Medieval Period
    Persistence
    Language Change
    Booklet

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    Wmffre, Iwan. / Old Welsh Dialectal Variations preserved in Toponymy. Belfast, 2013. 33 p.
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