Place Names of Wales A Pocket Guide

Place Names of Wales - Pocket Guide

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Place Names of Wales - Pocket Guide

by Hywel Wyn Owen published by the University of Wales Press. This is the fourth in the extremely successful Pocket Guide series. This is a fascinating book for anyone who wishes to know something about the place-names of Wales. There is an interplay between Welsh and English which often manifests in place-names.

The introduction deals briefly with what the study of place-names involves and how names can reveal fascinating insights into the people, history, environment and language of places. The bulk of the book is made up of what might be termed a dictionary of place-names.

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