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sian, west wales Welsh yw? (42) RE: Welsh yw? 05 May 11


I'd use "Corach" for gnome so, Dai'r Corach. Remembering the 'ch' sound, of course. 'Gwireb' means gnome in the literary use, i.e. 'maxim' ... and lord only knows where Collins Spurrel gets 'ysbryd' from for gnome.

And you say 'coed' either as 'koid' or 'kode' depending where you're from; up there, I would think 'koid'.

Calon Lan: words by "Gwyrosydd" (Daniel James, 1848 - 1920) first published in 1892. It became popular in the 1904/05 Revival but was also criticized because it "hid Christ"; as one critic said (tho in Welsh) "The pure of heart see God, not themselves."

Gwyrosydd was born in Treboeth, Swansea. His father died young and he went to work in iron and alcam works and coal mines in Treforys, Aberpennar, Tredegar, Dowlais and Cwmgarw, although he spent his final days in Treforys. The "Cydymaith Caneuon Ffydd" where I'm getting these details says he worked in the coal mine in Dowlais.

sian


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