Author Topic: "Y" ar enw tref Gymreig a "The" yn Lloegr  (Read 263 times)

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"Y" ar enw tref Gymreig a "The" yn Lloegr
« on: Friday 31 August 18 00:12 BST (UK) »
Mae llawer o enwau trefi/pentrefi Cymreig yn dangos bod "Y" wedi bod (neu'n dal i fod) ar ddechrau'r enwau - Y Borth, Y Bont Faen, Y Drenewydd, Y Felinheli, Y Waun ayyb, ond ni allaf feddwl am enwau ar drefi Seisnig sy'n dechrau efo "The" i gyfateb. Tybed fedr rhywun rhoi enghraifft neu ddwy imi?

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Re: "Y" ar enw tref Gymreig a "The" yn Lloegr
« Reply #1 on: Friday 31 August 18 00:26 BST (UK) »
Does this translate correctly for your query?

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There are many names of towns/villages in Wales showing that ' Y ' has been (or still is) at the beginning of the names-Borth, Y Bont Faen, Newtown, Y Felinheli, Y Waun etc, but cannot think of the names of English towns beginning with ' The ' to match. I wonder can someone give an example or two for me?

As you are asking about English towns it may be helpful to have the question in English for those who may be able to help but do not speak Welsh
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Re: "Y" ar enw tref Gymreig a "The" yn Lloegr
« Reply #2 on: Friday 31 August 18 00:35 BST (UK) »
Try this link and scroll down to places starting with The

www.ukbmd.org.uk/reg/places/regindex2-3.pdf

I have no idea if any still exist today under the same name or whether they actually fit the question you are asking
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Re: "Y" ar enw tref Gymreig a "The" yn Lloegr
« Reply #3 on: Friday 31 August 18 00:52 BST (UK) »
As you are asking about English towns it may be helpful to have the question in English for those who may be able to help but do not speak Welsh

I agree Carole as there are many good researchers on RC who don't read/speak welsh but have great knowledge as well as access to records which aren't online.

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Re: "Y" ar enw tref Gymreig a "The" yn Lloegr
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 02 September 18 23:55 BST (UK) »
Many thanks, CaroleW and rosinish for your replies; my enquiry was entirely whimsical, the result of realising that many Welsh placenames have 'the' before them, whereas in England the practice is very rare, with particular thanks to CaroleW for the link which confirmed my expectations. French names provide several examles - le Touquet, la Baule, le Mans, le Havre etc while Den Haag in the Netherlands is well-known. Italy and Spain don't seem to be too fond of 'the'.   
                     Totally inconsequential, but diolch for your interest.

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Re: "Y" ar enw tref Gymreig a "The" yn Lloegr
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 09 September 18 21:19 BST (UK) »
Cwestiwn diddorol Pinot.

Mae ne bentre - Y Gyffylliog (neu Y Cyffylliog) rhyw bum milltir o Rhuthun.

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Re: "Y" ar enw tref Gymreig a "The" yn Lloegr
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 09 September 18 22:00 BST (UK) »
Diddorol iawn, efalle does na ddim (ne llawer)  enw tref ne pentef hefo "The", on mae na sawl lle hefo "The" ynddo nhw, fel "The dingle", "The Glen". Withiau dwi'n gweld y gair "Village" ar ôl enw lle yn Lloegr 'ma  - mewn ffordd mae'n nwhn dweud "Y" efalle i ddweud na 'lle' ydio o, dim ond enw efalle?

Ond wrth dwud hunna mae 'na "The Cotwolds", "The Lake District", ac llefydd mwy fel 'na.

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