Lectures on Welsh Philology

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Trübner, 1877 - Welsh language - 458 pages
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Page 26 - Welsh were in the habit of changing qv into p about the end of the 5th or the beginning of the 6th century...
Page 266 - A playne and a familiar Introduction, teaching how to pronounce the letters in the Brytishe tongue...
Page 378 - In it, they kept, also, some kinnickinnick bark, or sumach, which they always smoked with their tobacco, in the proportion of about three of the former to one of the latter. After smoking and talking...
Page 226 - Alphabet consists of eighteen letters, a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, 1, m, n, o, p, r, s, t, u.
Page 368 - worm' in the Welsh is cruim in the Gaelic. Cruimlher, then, is not a correct change of presbyter : but it is a correct change of premier. The Britons, then, who were in attendance on Patrick when preaching were they who made the change, and it is primter that they changed; and accordingly the literati of the Britons explained it, ie as the worm is bare, sic decet presbyterum, who is bare of sin and quite naked of the world, etc.
Page 112 - ... in a second. Our definition of periodic motion then enables us to answer the question proposed as follows : — The sensation of a musical tone is due to a rapid periodic motion of the sonorous body ; the sensation of a noise to non-periodic motions.
Page 295 - Kymric letters :— et singno crucis in illam fingsi: rogo omnibus ammulantibus ibi exorent pro anima catuoconi.
Page 189 - Silurum colorati vultus et torti plerumque crines, et posita contra Hispania, Iberos veteres trajecisse, easque sedes occupasse, fidem faciunt.
Page 114 - The human ear perceives pendular vibrations alone as simple tones, and resolves all other periodic motions of the air into a series of pendular vibrations, hearing the series of simple tones which correspond with these simple vibrations.
Page 315 - I, r, o, s. After that m, and n, were invented; and after that four others, and they were made into sixteen by the divulgation, and under the proclamation of country and nation. After the coming of the faith in Christ, two other letters, namely u and d. In the time of king Arthur...

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