Friday, June 18, 2004

British Toung

Via Language Hat, an online version of A briefe and playne introduction, teachyng how to pronounce the letters in the British Toung (now commonly called Walsh) (pdf file) by William Salesbury in 1550, over 400 years ahead of the Welsh for Adults movement... Salesbury also published the first known printed book in Welsh, and the first Welsh translation of the New Testament.

Corrections Corner: Salesbury didn't publish the first book in Welsh. That was John Prys's Yny lhyvyr hwnn... ('In this book...', 1546).

Update: More thoughts on 'A briefe and playne introduction'

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