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It doesn't look like Russian (Cyrillic) script to me; the dotted 'i' makes me think it may be Czech. Someone will surely come to the rescue.

To the Moderator: I believe that the current thread has fulfilled its original purpose and that nothing further can be added to justify its future. Politely suggest you lock it.

            Thanks to MaecW for a substantial contribution; it is sad but comforting to learn that the population of northern England at large was seen to be as disadvantaged as that of Wales. Nonconformism in Wales provided a free path to literacy and numeracy which the British government was decades away from offering, while the Church of England, true to its name, was an arm of the British establishment whose main interest was the preservation of the Crown and the ruling classes and the tithes and rents of the lower classes.
              The concept was dinned into the working class of Wales that English was the language of progress and social mobility, and was adopted by much of the population later in the century during the economic boom in industrial Wales. Thankfully the provision of State education created the means to give Welsh language, literature and history their place in education and our universities now provide the opportunity to complete a degree course through Welsh in in many disciplines.
                In the present day, Welsh-language courses are available for refugees and immigrants, and the recent annual National Eisteddfod of Wales, held in Cardiff, showed that people of many world-wide cultures were tempted to see what was going on in Cardiff Bay.
                In conclusion, were it not for our dear Trystan I would not be allowed to make posts here in Welsh (which I was forbidden to do on a BBC family history website) - Anglocentric?
                I think Arranroots may be regretting her 'hated by the Welsh' remark as she is, I suppose, getting all the consequent emails.
                If you're free next August, sallyyorks, why not visit the National Eisteddfod at Llanrwst; you might enjoy it.

Yes, in accordance with the imperialist Anglo-centric C19th zeitgeist.

Cymraeg - Welsh Language / Brad y Llyfrau Gleision
« on: Saturday 11 August 18 23:58 BST (UK)  »
Peter Evans wedi postio'r linc yma i gynnwys y Llyfrau Gleision 1841, sef adroddiad ar gyflwr addysg y Cymry ayyb. Agoriad llygad ar sut yr oedd llywodraeth Lloegr yn gweld cenedl y Cymry ym 1841.

Thanks, Peter, for the invaluable link. The findings of the Blue Books are as relevant today as they were at the time of their publication. No Welsh person should be unacquainted with their conclusions and the Anglo-centric premise of their authors. Thankfully my ancestors escaped the worst of their recommendations. Diolch.

Caernarvonshire / Re: Y Gestiana - Descendents of Humphrey Owen, Garreg Wen
« on: Wednesday 01 August 18 23:58 BST (UK)  »
Glad to see that Emyr has got to his Welsh Gestiana before me and that you have found out the contradiction. Not that it makes any difference to your research, I think the Robert Owen in the English Gestiana might have been surprised to find his occupation as ship-builder (saer llongau) being translated as ship's carpenter.

Caernarvonshire / Re: Y Gestiana - Descendents of Humphrey Owen, Garreg Wen
« on: Wednesday 01 August 18 00:50 BST (UK)  »
My copy of the Welsh Gestiana is away on loan; I shall reply when i get to see it soon.

Cymraeg - Welsh Language / "Geraint" pwy? "Tŵr de be?"
« on: Sunday 29 July 18 22:56 BST (UK)  »
Diolch Geraint am ein hatgoffa ni ein bod ni cystal a neb  :)

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