"Prydain"

Translation:Britain

July 29, 2016

9 Comments


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

As in the Chronicles of...!

August 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Payson372807

That was my read-aloud book in 3rd grade, I want to go back and see just how much Welsh Lloyd Alexander put in it. I remember lots of words starting with 'gwy' anyhow.

September 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JustusRobi3

Yes, these ar Welsh names.

October 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JustusRobi3

Yes, the name Prydain in The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander (i am reading that series now, btw), is another form of the name "Britain". Also of the same root ar the names Brittany, Breton, and Brythonic (of the Celtic languages, Breton, Cornish and Welsh ar Brythonic; while Scottish Gaelic, Irish, and Manx ar Goidelic). Indeed, the original Brits wer not English-speakers but "Celtic Britons", who spoke Proto-Brythonic, a Celtic language. Germanic peoples invaded in the 5th century AD, giving rise to English. Proto-Brythonic gave rise to Welsh, Cornish, and Breton (some Celtic Brits fled to Brittany to escape the Germanic invaders, hence Breton).

October 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Petroc2

The Pretani were the original inhabitants of Britain, this is the same name as the Cruitani (Cruithne) the original inhabitants of Ireland . Thats the P and Q celtics... as in: head. pen. ceann 4. pedwar. ceithir 5. pump. coic.

note that germanic and latin are also P and Q languages 5. phunph. cinq 4. phi’er.. quatre

October 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nanaku1

is it only me or she sounds soo bored sayin this?

July 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rmcode
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She's probably had a long day pronouncing for the thousands of users.

July 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nanaku1

indeed! good job Gwyneth :)

August 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EmmaMitche89062

She sounds very very tired to me. Poor Gwynedd.

November 13, 2018
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