The Welsh Language: A History

October 30, 2020
The Welsh Language: A History

The existence of the Welsh-language can come as a surprise tothose who assume that English is the foundation language ofBritain. However, J. R. R. Tolkien described Welsh as the 'seniorlanguage of the men of Britain'. Visitors from outside Wales may beintrigued by the existence of Welsh and will want to find out how alanguage which has, for at least fifteen hundred years, been theclosest neighbour of English, enjoys such vibrancy, bearing in mindthat English has obliterated languages thousands of miles from thecoasts of England.