It’s all just English anyway!

I’ve just read an article by a British person claiming Welsh is backwards and insignificant. How its use is as pointless as the people who use it. Nice, huh?

Well if this person is allowed to denounce the indigenous rites of an ancient people, I’m certainly allowed to denounce his or her freedom to use the following terms of Welsh (and / or Brythonic) origin:

Adder
Avon
Bard
Bow
Calendar
Cawl
Coombe
Corgi
Coracle
Crag
Crockery
Cromlech
Crumpet
Dad
Druid
Flannel
Flummery
Gull
Hog
Iron
Kistvaen
Lawn
Lech
Penguin
Tor
Tref
Wrasse

Through research, this was the list I comprised. I’m sure there are many more.

I’m going out on a limb here, but I’m guessing that the writer of the aforementioned anti-Welsh article isn’t best keen on any of the other indigenous Celtic languages either?

So, once again as a proud learner of all Celtic languages, here’s a few words of Gaelic (Irish, Scottish Gaelic and / or Manx) origin too…. for which I denounce the article’s author’s use:

Banshee
Bog
Boreen
Boycott
Brat
Brogues
Brogue
Clabber / Clauber
Clock
Colleen
Corrie
Craic
Cross
Drum(lin)
Drisheen
Dulse
Esker
Fenian
Fiacre
Gallowglass
Gob
Griskin
Hooligan
Hubbub
Keening
Kibosh / Kybosh
Leprechaun
Limerick
Lough
Phoney
Poteen
Shanty
Shamrock
Slew
Slob
Slogan
Smidgen
Smithereens
Tilly
Tory
Turlogh
Whisky / Whiskey

Go leor = Enough / Plenty [in English as [galore’]
Is maith sin = That’s good [in English as ‘smashing’]
Slán = Goodbye [in English as ‘so long’]
Daor = expensive, costly [in English as ‘dear’]

• Most terms found using Wikipædia. Links are below:
English terms of Irish origin
English terms of Scottish Gaelic origin
English terms of Welsh origin

• You may also find interest (or not) in reading this BBC article. It seems even our wonderful, unbiased, monopolistic media service can overlook how much the ancient Celtic languages have shaped the British isles.
In the 1930s, the BBC were placed on record as wishing the death of these islands’ ancient languages. The Celtic people who pay for the BBC are still awaiting an apology.
It’s almost as if they don’t want people to know that the Celts are still around. Who’d have guessed?

🙂

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