21439RE: [SCA-Archery] Re: Into the fray
- Sep 4, 2006[BAD FINGERS! SENT THIS BEFORE I COULD TYPE THE TITLE OF THE VERSES.]
Actually, south Welsh has been experiencing a renaissance over the past
few decades. North Welsh is still the first language learned by many in
the, well, north, of course. English is taught in the schools, but the
language remains well alive in the rural communities.
This is the last verse and chorus from Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau, the unofficial
anthem of Wales (Land of my Fathers).
Os treisiodd y gelyn fy ngwlad dan ei droed,
Mae hen iaith y Cymry mor fyw ag erioed,
Ni luddiwyd yr awen gan erchyll law brad,
Na thelyn berseiniol fy ngwlad.
Gwlad, Gwlad, pleidiol wyf i'm gwlad,
Tra môr yn fur i'r bur hoff bau,
O bydded i'r heniaith barhau.
[rough English translation
Though the enemy has trampled my country underfoot,
The old language of the Welsh knows no retreat,
The treacherous hand has not hindered the spirit
Nor has it silenced the sweet harp of my land.
Land! Land! I am true to my land!
As long as the see serves as a wall for this pure, dear land
May the language endure for ever.
Y Ddraig Goch ddyrry cychwyn!
P.S. The popularity of JRR Tolkiens Sindarin language, resulting from the
success of the LotR movies, also gave Welsh a boost, as JRRT used Welsh as
the structural basis for that common language of the Elves.
From: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of John edgerton
Sent: Monday, September 04, 2006 1:41 PM
Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: Into the fray
In English, so it will be understandable without need for translation.
If in Welsh, then even the Welsh could not understand it. ;-)
Although I did read that they are trying to reintroduce the language.
On Monday, September 4, 2006, at 11:05 AM, Godwin FitzGilbert de
> For an archery coin, we need to look for incorporation, and not[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> Jon, did you ask about language? I can't remember..... was the motto
> going to be in Latin?......
> or Welsh... ;)
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