Sunday, 7 October 2007

Back to Place-names, another Campaign

And incidentally, when are Welsh place-names going to be corrected? Why is St Tathan's still called St Athan's? Why is the name Lantwit Major still retained? When will dignity and respect be delivered to the people of Wales, or must they endure facetious renderings of their honoured place-names in perpetuity?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

And Caerdydd that's a bit of seventeenth century nonsense, how about sticking with the original Welsh name Cardiff

alanindyfed said...

Britain did a good job on this particular anon's 'education'.
Intelligent and informed comments are to be preferred, thank you.

Anonymous said...

Are you absolutely sure that isn't an informed comment, maybe you should check it out?

By the way where do you get the St. from in your St. Tathan?

alanindyfed said...

OK, Llandathan

Happy now? ;-)

Anonymous said...

No Alan not really, S. Tathan would do nicely.

Hedd said...

Cardiff and Caerdydd ar both wrong. From what I understand the original was Caertaf. I'm not sure why Taf has changed to dydd in the Welsh version, but Diff certainly makes no sense.