> Message: 7
> Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 21:16:31 -0000
> From: "azilisarmor <alsnchap@...>" <alsnchap@...>
> Subject: got a lot of questions...
> I'm fairly new at this. Have adopted Breton persona, running into
> trouble researching her. Lot of inconsistencies, together with the
> fact that so little info remains about Western Brittany between the
> 8th and 12th centuries according to the sources I found. I was
> interested in seamanship along the stretch between the Bay of Biscay
> and the Channel. According to Cassard, the Bretons "turned their
> back on the sea" throughout this period, partly because of the
> Viking incursions of the 9th-early 11th centuries. But there must
> have been some traffic and trade, else how could the nobility have
> gotten to England when the Vikings started being bothersome??
> Then there's the question of language: if I want to stay west of the
> Loth line, I presume my persona's first language would be Breton.
> But which dialect? And would she speak French as well? How were
> bynames constructed (if at all?)
> Any advice?
Unfortunately I don't have much advice, but I want to say hello to a
fellow Breton! I'm sometime roughly between 7th and 9th centuries. I
have not done much persona work yet, either, so for now I consider
myself a basic lady-of-the-manor type.
Have you discovered the sca_bretons yahoo group yet? It's very small and
inactive, but nice folks.
Lady Ennoguent filia Bronmael.