Re: CHAT: silly names (in Brithenig)
|Date:||Thursday, March 22, 2001, 4:08|
Am 03/20 21:54 Raymond Brown yscrifef:
> G & S's _Caractacus_ is due to some medieval scribe's typo (the typo
> _Cataratacus_ also occurs). Unfortunately, the guy was more well known to
> the Victorians by his typo, just like the queen of the Iceni whom the
> Victorians called "Boadicea"; scholars now agree that the proper reading of
> her name is _Boudicca_ (modern Welsh _Buddug_ /'b1DIg/ )
> So I'm curious about _Caraethag_ - it seems to be a sound change of a
> medieval typo. Or am I mistaken?
>Caraethag derives from the typo version, I should also add *Caradag.
Something else to remember when I change the address for those pages.
Andrew Smith, Intheologus firstname.lastname@example.org
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