February 29, 2016
There are about five main dialect areas, not two, in Wales. There are several different words for 'a girl', some of them generally only used in fairly small areas.
- hogan is common in many parts of north-west Wales.
- geneth is common in many parts of north-west, north-east and mid-Wales.
- merch is common in much of the rest of Wales for 'girl' and all over Wales for 'daughter'.
- crotes, crotyn, rhoces, llances, lodes and maybe a couple of others are less widespread nowadays, perhaps.
The geographical dialects have large areas of overlap.