What did British Latin sound like?

Reading time: 15 minutes Available again in audio format! Click here to hear this article read in my slightly rough, post-cold voice, with my sincere apologies to the Welsh language. THE TRANSITION from Roman Britain to Medieval Britain is a fascinating historical, archaeological and linguistic puzzle. The fifth, sixth and seventh centuries AD in BritainContinue reading “What did British Latin sound like?”

Digging Old Irish

Reading time: 15-20 minuftes Old Irish has a bit of a bad reputation. This historical form of the Irish language, dated to between c. 600 AD and c. 900 AD, is a challenge for learners, even for those who already know some Modern Irish. Its systems of spelling, sounds, word order and grammar are veryContinue reading “Digging Old Irish”