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Gerald of Wales on the Survival of Welsh

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'''"Gerald of Wales on the Survival of Welsh"''' is an article by W. Rhys Roberts, to which [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] contributed with a translation of a portion of a Latin text into late [[AB language|twelfth century English of the South West Midlands]]. It also notes a suggestion by Tolkien on the significance of "senior quidam".<ref>[http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=13100 Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion. 1925] at [http://www.tolkienbooks.net TolkienBooks.net] (accessed 12 November 2010)</ref>
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'''"Gerald of Wales on the Survival of Welsh"''' is an article by W. Rhys Roberts, to which [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] contributed with a translation of a portion of a Latin text into late [[AB language|twelfth century English of the South West Midlands]]. It also notes a suggestion by Tolkien on the significance of "senior quidam".<ref>[http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=13100 Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion. 1925] at [http://www.tolkienbooks.net TolkienBooks.net] (accessed 12 November 2010)</ref> Tolkiens comment on "senior quidam" offers an insight into the meaning of the name [[Hending]], which is found in "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise."<ref>[[Mark T. Hooker]], [[Tolkien and Welsh]], "Hending," pp. 194-196.</ref>
  
 
The article was first published in the Welsh annual journal ''[[The Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion: Session 1923-24]]'' in [[1925]]. In [[2005]], Tolkien's contribution was reprinted in [[Tolkien Studies: Volume 2|''Tolkien Studies'': Volume 2]], in the article "J.R.R. Tolkien and W. Rhys Roberts's 'Gerald of Wales on the Survival of Welsh'" by [[Douglas A. Anderson]].  
 
The article was first published in the Welsh annual journal ''[[The Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion: Session 1923-24]]'' in [[1925]]. In [[2005]], Tolkien's contribution was reprinted in [[Tolkien Studies: Volume 2|''Tolkien Studies'': Volume 2]], in the article "J.R.R. Tolkien and W. Rhys Roberts's 'Gerald of Wales on the Survival of Welsh'" by [[Douglas A. Anderson]].  

Revision as of 19:33, 7 August 2012

"Gerald of Wales on the Survival of Welsh" is an article by W. Rhys Roberts, to which J.R.R. Tolkien contributed with a translation of a portion of a Latin text into late twelfth century English of the South West Midlands. It also notes a suggestion by Tolkien on the significance of "senior quidam".[1] Tolkiens comment on "senior quidam" offers an insight into the meaning of the name Hending, which is found in "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise."[2]

The article was first published in the Welsh annual journal The Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion: Session 1923-24 in 1925. In 2005, Tolkien's contribution was reprinted in Tolkien Studies: Volume 2, in the article "J.R.R. Tolkien and W. Rhys Roberts's 'Gerald of Wales on the Survival of Welsh'" by Douglas A. Anderson.

References

  1. Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion. 1925 at TolkienBooks.net (accessed 12 November 2010)
  2. Mark T. Hooker, Tolkien and Welsh, "Hending," pp. 194-196.