Charles-Edwards, T. M.





2016
Bibliography

Charles-Edwards, T. M., “The Welsh bardic grammars on litterae”, in: Hayden, Deborah, and Paul Russell (eds), Grammatica, gramadach and gramadeg: vernacular grammar and grammarians in medieval Ireland and Wales, Studies in the History of the Language Sciences 125, Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2016. xvi + 226 pp. 149–160.

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Article
“The Welsh bardic grammars on litterae
Pages
149–160
Year
2016
Description
Abstract (cited)
The first part of this chapter considers the relatively straightforward relationship between the section on letters in Gramadegau Penceirddiaid (GP), the Welsh vernacular grammars, and the section on Litterae in Donatus’s Ars Maior. It then goes on to consider the more problematic case of how the voiced dental fricative /ð/, now written in Welsh with a double dd, was spelt in the different versions of GP. In particular the adoption of the Latin abbreviation for que as a spelling for /ð/ in the Peniarth 20 version is considered in the context of the development of consistent orthographies in late Middle Welsh.
Subjects and topics
Headings
grammatical writing Welsh literature Middle Welsh
Sources
Manuscripts

Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Peniarth MS 20  • Bangor, University of Wales, MS Bangor 1 

History, society and culture
Agents
Dafydd Ddu of HiraddugDafydd Ddu of Hiraddug
(d. by 1371)
Dafydd Ddu o Hiraddug, Dafydd Ddu Athro Hiraddug
Welsh poet and editor of a Welsh bardic grammar.
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Einion OffeiriadEinion Offeiriad
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Contributors
C. A.,Dennis Groenewegen