Question about Welsh (OT) Re: Pratchett in Welsh!

Ania theania at
Sat May 11 10:07:21 EDT 2002

Welsh is written in Roman alphabet and has never been written in anything
else. Some early Celtic inscriptions are in Greek letters, or in ogham, but
that actually predates Welsh, i. e. Welsh as such had not evolved yet.
The Welsh alphabet does not have K, Q, V, X or Z; it does include several
extra letters to represent Welsh sounds, but they are just 'ordinary'
letters combined or doubled. These are: CH, DD, FF, LL, NG, RH. If you look
in a Welsh dictionary, words beginning with these letters will be listed
separately (ch will not be between ce and ci, but in its own section after
all other words beginning with c)

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