Questions tagged [welsh]
Welsh is a p-Celtic language spoken in Wales and the Patagonia region of Argentina.
Why was the letter K removed from the Welsh alphabet?
Honestly, why did they remove letter K from the alphabet?
How accurate are Google's pronunciations of Welsh words?
I'm a complete beginner in Welsh and it would be very convenient to use Google Translate to show me how to pronounce words and phrases. Can a native speaker or advanced learner tell me if using Google ...
Is Welsh an isolating, an inflectional or an agglutinative language?
I saw that it can be classified both as an analytic and a synthetic langauage, so which one is it?
Is Welsh an agglutinative language?
I have heard about the longest location name in Europe which is Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch in Wales and I have found out that it actually means "St Mary's church ...
How did this soft mutation happened?
The mutations in the Welsh language were originated from elements that came before words and affected them etc. How does the fact that a certain noun is the direct object of a sentence trigger a soft ...
What does 6 represent in Medieval Welsh?
In both A Glossary of Mediaeval Welsh Law (1913, Timothy Lewis) and Early Welsh Gnomic Poems (1935 ed. Kenneth Jackson) you can find the numeral 6 used (apparently) to represent a vowel. Can anyone ...
How did these feminine mutations originate in Welsh?
It is known that the celtic languages have mutations, for instance: Welsh: *transcription depicts North Welsh dialects • normal form: Cymru [ˈkəmrɨ̞] (Wales); • soft mutation: Gymru [ˈɡəmrɨ̞] (ex.: ...
How to convert CHAT to TextGrid in a batch?
Siarad corpus is a corpus of spoken Welsh (~40 hours, all transcribed, glossed and translated!). I want to analyze some conversations using Praat. Praat uses the TextGrid format, but the Siarad corpus ...
Are Latin "virīlis", Punjabi "vīr", Old Irish "fer" , Wels "gwr" and Hindi "var" related?
Are all the words above from the same root (PIE)? Or are these a bunch of false cognates like behtar (Farsi) better (English).
The Inflectional Phrase and Welsh
Wikipedia explains how the Inflectional Phrase has a VP as its complement and an NP (the subject of the phrase) as its specifier. It is long ago that I studied this, but a quick look at Sprachliches ...
Brythonic w-y? Place name etymology
I'm very interested in the old Brythonic languages and their survival in northern England into the second millenium AD. Up until the last century you still saw a few word snippets in common use, for ...
c- in Irish clann "offspring"
Irish clann "plant; offspring; child" (the source of English clan) is borrowed from Welsh plant with the same meanings, which is itself a borrowing of Latin planta. Why did Irish change the initial p ...
Why does *h* have two different names in Welsh?
Why does h have two different names in Welsh, namely âets and hâ (variants: ha, he, hi, hy)? And what other examples are there of letters known in a language under two or more names for the same ...
What kind of pluralisation system does Welsh use?
Many nouns in Welsh have a the plural form that is shorter than the singular form (i.e. the singular form looks like the plural form + affix). For example: Singular coeden 'tree' seren 'star' ...
Where is Welsh on the analytic/synthetic spectrum?
I believe it's traditionally been held to be more on the synthetic side of the spectrum, but why? Are there any quantitative analyses to back this up?