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

lazy lousy lizzie jane mep3 at st-andrews.ac.uk
Sat May 11 15:19:42 EDT 2002


are there numbers, perhaps?  I seem to remember seing something that was
Very Old and having something pointed out to me--an early Welsh system of
numbering?

lizzie

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On Sat, 11 May 2002, Ania wrote:

> 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)
> Ania
> 
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