Cumbric counting system:


It’s clear to see the similarities with other Brythonic numerals and it’s fascinating that these terms are still used today by farmers in Cumbria and the North West of England.

Wikipedia article

Omniglot article

Lakeland Dialect Society article

Article by Stan Carey

Article: What does ‘yan tan tether’ mean?

It’s believed that the name of the 18th century popula children’s rhyme, ‘Hickory, Dickory, Dock,’ derived from the Cumbric terms for eight, nine and ten – now commonly remembered as ‘hovera, dovera, dick’ in Northern dialects.

Cwmbraek – Website attempting partial reconstruction of the language based on archaic remains of vocabulary found in place-names etc


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