Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Family

Vocabulary becomes an important part in Welsh tree climbing. The two previous posts has demonstrated the distinctive nature of the Welsh language as it is compared to the Latin, French, Greek, and Anglo-Saxon [Old English] for the words that deal with life. The figure to right shows the vocabulary for the family.

A "husband" is gwr. A wife is gwraig. A boy [bashgen] is noted as "a son of" with ab, ap, mab, and fab. A daughter is verch, or ferch.

Welcome to the family!

The figure shows a method I have used to represent the family tree. For a discussion see:

Recognizing this vocabulary is helpful in understanding Welsh genealogy.

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