Post by BritishCelt2017 on Dec 20, 2017 14:16:53 GMT -1
Hi everyone, this is my first post here at Caer Feddwyd and I'd like to share some of the linguistic findings of mine from the past year and a half of study I have done on the ancient language known as Cumbric.
Here I've copied and pasted from my work, so it may appear slightly like it is in note form, but I will be linking to my sources for validity.
''Gytrash'- A black dog ghost which appears at a crossroads at night near to villages.
(No English etymology, however, Cumbric works quite well here, due to there being no
etymology for the word dog in the English Language)
'Goghuic', often shortened to 'go/gi' in poems in Old Welsh/Cumbric (i.e. 'Pais Dinogad)', it means Dog.
'Trev(s)', in Cumbric means 'Settlement'. (Gi-Trevs)
Gytrash= 'Gitrefs' (In Cumbric, the letter V is present, while in Welsh it does not occur regularly. Hence w.'Gitrefs' /cu.'Gitrevs'
This is supported by alternative names for the spirit, for example, 'Barguist',
'Barghest and 'Barguest' which come from Old English pronunciation of ghost, which
was "ghest" and the English 'burh' meaning town or borough. (Burh-ghest)