The indexing of Welsh place-names

Moore, Donald
June 2011
Indexer;Jun2011, Vol. 29 Issue 2, pC15
Academic Journal
The indexing of Welsh place-names poses two special problems: certain initial letters which are subject to change ('mutation') according to fixed rules, and the use of hyphens. Both problems are discussed, and many examples cited. Lists and gazetteers that have been influential in attempts to achieve consistency in the spelling of Welsh place-names are cited. The merits and demerits of letter-by-letter and word-by-word sequences in this field are considered.


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