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Welsh placenames

This guide is designed to help you understand more about the role of the Welsh language in the origins of place names in Britain. It comprises: a brief introduction to the language and a glossary of Welsh elements in place names with examples of their use. They are available together as an eBook: Guide to Welsh origins of place […]

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A brief introduction to the Scots language

  Background Scots is the name for the language of lowland Scotland. It is a Germanic language, closely related to English. It developed from the northern Old English (or Old Northumbrian) that was introduced into south-east Scotland (south of the Forth) from the 7th century AD onwards, as the kingdom of Northumbria expanded northwards. It […]

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