"The Nineteenth century saw a great Springtime of Nations as the revolutions of 1848 saw new countries created the length and breadth of Europe. In our world today we are now seeing our own Spring Awakening with people and cultures that have long been dormant and subdued asserting their right to exist, their right to dream." Adam Price MP
Saturday, 10 July 2010
Americymru Needs You!
URGENT! VOTE NOW! VOTE HERE:- http://apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving/charities/263243673-meriwether-lewis-memorial-eisteddfod-foundation The Meriwether Lewis Memorial Eisteddfod Foundation has entered the Chase Community Giving contest on Facebook in an attempt to win a grant for $20,000 This money will be used to fund airfares and accommodation for Welsh artists and musicians to appear at the Left Coast Eisteddfod in Portland , Oregon this year. Why does this matter? For two reasons. Firstly because Wales' image in the US, in so far as its existence is recognised at all, is dominated by outmoded ideas and conceptions which actively hinder its acceptance as a thriving , creative and contemporary culture. Our Scottish and Irish cousins have done a good job of selling themselves to the world. We have not. We intend that this event will act as a 'shop window' for contemporary Welsh culture and encourage an American audience to actively explore the many riches that Wales has to offer. Secondly since we are the only Welsh or Celtic charity in this race it has become something of a point of pride that we place in the top 200. Many people have rallied around to help with this and in our opinion it is no longer solely about how many artists we can fly across the pond. It is about whether or not the Welsh or Celtic online communities can support their own and assert themselves on a major platform and in a major contest. We pledge to support any Welsh or Celtic charity which decides to take this on next year. But right now we need your support. Its becoming quite a cause celebre amongst the Welsh American community and we have volunteers getting the votes in around the clock.. Indeed I know of at least one of our people who has barely slept for a week. We are all hunkered down behind our mealie bags, slowly running out of ammo and singing 'Men of Harlech'. We are waiting for YOU to appear on the horizon and ride to our assistance :) WE ARE WORKING ROUND THE CLOCK FOR THIS AND THE RACE IS VERY TIGHT, JUST 4 DAYS TO GO! WE ONLY NEED ONE MINUTE OF YOUR TIME! YOUR VOTE MAY BE THE ONE THAT SECURES $20,000 FOR THE EISTEDDFOD! PLEASE READ AND VOTE! IF YOU HAVE ALREADY VOTED PLEASE ASK A FRIEND AND POST OUR VOTING PAGE ON YOUR WALL TOGETHER WITH A PERSONAL APPEAL! HOW TO VOTE 1. Log in to Facebook and register with the apphttp://apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving/....youneed to give it permission to access your profile. 2. Click on 'Search and Vote' which is in a bar with a green background just below the 'Like' button. Do not just click on the 'Like' button. You have to click it but this does not constitute a vote. All this will do is 'Like' the application. This is very important...you need to click the 'Like' button but there is more. CLICKING ON LIKE DOES NOT MEAN YOU HAVE VOTED. 3. On the search page:-http://apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving/searchenter ... meriwether lewis memorial eisteddfod foundation ... in the 'Charity Name' search box ( cut'n'paste will do ). This will bring us up in the search results. Click on the link to take you to the voting page. You should see a bar ( green background ) with the words 'Vote Now' . Click it and you're done. You will see the vote counter increase by one. Diolch
Brythoneg/Cymraeg has more than two millennia history: -
The Coligny Moon lunar calendar – twelve months a year - six weeks a month - five days a week.
Two thousand years ago, a bronze sheet about 1½ metres by 1 metre and 5 millimetres thickness was broken into small pieces, placed in an earthenware jar and buried at a site near Coligny, Ain Province, France.
It was rediscovered when unearthed in AD 1897. The bronze pieces have now been re-assembled in the manner of a jigsaw puzzle, revealing a yearly twelve-month lunar calendar, yearly cycles repeated five times. Named the Coligny Plaque, it is inscribed with words in capital letter Latin characters, not Roman names but purely Celtic core words with added terminations. Considered a most important ancient artefact, it portrays a comprehensive Moon calendar, twelve months a year, six weeks of five days a thirty-day month. Every other
month lost one day of the fourth week to maintain a fifty-nine day bi-monthly lunar cycle.
The twelve month names are Samonios, Dumannios, Rivros, Anagantios, Ogronios, Cvtios, Giamonios, Simivisonnios, Eqvos, Elembivios, Edrinios and Cantlos. The Plaque is a record of the native Gallic Celtic language at that time, half the month names are early Welsh Brythoneg and half early Irish Gaelic, demonstrating Celtic Gallic links with the Brythonic and Gaelic languages.
I translated the twelve names as the first month SUMMER, SECOND month, THIRD month, HOARD month, OGRE month, SHELTER month, WINTER month, BUDSWELL month, LAMBING month, SPRING month, BETWEEN month and lastly FULL CIRCLE month.
Archaeologists suggest the Coligny Plaque was manufactured between 200 BC and AD 50. Having regard to the known and deduced features, I consider its actual date of manufacture could be considerably earlier. Its suggested manufacture date is not really important, what far exceeds other considerations is the message offered by the Bronze Age or Iron Age artefact. A skilfully made bronze article could properly belong to the Bronze Age well before 200 BC.
The Coligny Plaque has identical Moon calendar features to the Irish Loughcrew and Knowth petroglyphs c.3500 BC, also to Stonehenge about 2300 BC. It demonstrates a fully comprehensive lunar calendar endured for three and a half millennia until Julius Caesar decreed observance of the Julian calendar throughout the Roman Empire two thousand years ago.
My translation of the Moon calendar months’ twelve Celto-Gallic names was facilitated by concordance between the Moon calendar and Sun calendar seasons and events. I can recount how the ancient Stonehenge Sun calendar had sixteen months, four weeks of five days each month, 365 days a year.
This record of the Celto-Gallic language two thousand years ago is a significant source of written information concerning our forebears and their language.