[DWJ] Welsh pronunciation

Charles Butler charlescbutler at btinternet.com
Wed Mar 15 18:37:26 EST 2006


Ania, who's having trouble posting to the list, has asked me to pass this on:
   
  Charlie is basically correct, but for complete accuracy's sake, the i in cig is not the short i you get in 'kick', more like the one in 'keel'- but maybe not quite as long. Also, the stress is on Cig, not on fran. Cigfran is a compound noun; cig means meat or flesh, fran is a mutated form of bran, meaning crow (or sometimes raven) by itself. So the literal translation is something like 'flesh-crow'- rather splendid, doncha think? 
  Ania 



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