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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 twelfth century English of the South West Midlands. It also notes a suggestion by Tolkien on the significance of "senior quidam".[1]

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.


  1. "Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion. 1925", (accessed 12 November 2010)