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[2019-07-21] Welsh

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:46 pm
by Epithumia

This reminds me of a theory my American friend Jim had about Welsh - that the all the new words William the Conqueror brought over led to a shortage of vowels, so the English stole them from the Welsh.

Hence the Anglo-Welsh wars.

I thought it a bit fanciful, but Jim may have been onto something after all. :)

"They may take our lives, but they will nevyr tyk ywr vywlls! wh, bwggyr!"