"Brecon."

Translation:Aberhonddu.

May 25, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DesertGlass

Um? One foreign word translates to another? Are they both Welsh words? Are they different dialects?


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Brecon is the English, or Anglicised, name which is found on all atlases etc.

Aberhonddu is the Welsh name, which is very easy to understand as 'Aber' = 'mouth of the river' so in this case 'The mouth of the river 'honddu'.

'Honddu' itself means 'black place'

This is a very rugged and dramatic part of Wales with its associated mountain range 'The Black Mountains' (Y Mynyddoedd Duon)


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Sounds thrilling! But not especially warm :-(


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The name 'Brecon' comes from Brycheiniog, one of the Early Middle Age kingdoms of Britain situated in what is now the southern part of mid-Wales.

Apart from the Black Mountains to the south-east of Aberhonddu, the Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park extends to the south and west, including the highest hills in southern Britain.

Nice area to live in!

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