" hir"

Translation:A long house

December 30, 2016

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MattJones596690

Perhaps a Welsh / British thing, but what's a 'long house'?


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

Just a house that happens to be long in shape. There are specific styles of 'longhouse' in various parts of the world, though - look at the information about them on the web - that would probably also be described as tŷ hir in Welsh.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SimonMelhu1

The long house is very much a feature of Welsh architecture. The idea was that the human occupants had one end of the long house and the cattle had the other end behind a partition. There are surviving examples, but best seen at St Fagans:

https://museum.wales/stfagans/

It's a fascinating subject and one of my ambitions is to be able to understand the excellent S4C programme Y Ty Cymreig without the subtitles!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PushythePirate1

Didn't Vikings have long houses too?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jan260196

Tŷ Mawr in Penmachno seems like it may also be an example of this type of house. Birth place of William Morgan

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