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|Description ||The giant's spear missed the dog's kennel (the stones in the background) and nearly decapitated this modern day searcher after the truth of the stones.Photographers beware.
|To anyone looking at this photo,please ignore the title.Whoever altered the title knows nothing about the mutation of letters in the Welsh language.|
|Andy B |
|Sem, I expect Peter was trying to line it up with the current title we have - how should it be written?|
|It's listed under the names of Ffon-y-Cawr and Picell Arthur. Alternative names include The Giant's Spear, The Giant's Stick and Arthur's Spear.|
|"Ffon Y Cawr" translates from Welsh as "The giant's stick" and "Picell Arthur" is "Arthur's spear" and either of these is fine. (The giant's spear looks like a mis-mash of the two). |
|Modern translation is:- Ffon=stick (or telephone-good eh!), y=the, cawr=giant.BUT..the letter C mutates to a G after a soft sound (Y) and Y(as in THE) becomes YR before a soft sound.Thus FFON YR GAWR. Are there any Welsh speakers who can help us on this as I'm English.|
|I have to assign the title to the photograph EXACTLY as it is currently spelt on the the main site entry. If I don't, then the photo will not attach itself to the main entry. Changes can be made to the main entry and to the relevant photos by agreement. Do we have a Welsh speaker who can advise?|
|rhys owen |
|the correct way to spell it is ffon y cawr|
|Sem is only half correct. The letter C does indeed mutate to a soft G when it follows the definite article Y but only if the following noun is feminine. Cawr is a masculine noun and so does not mutate. Ffon-y-cawr is the correct form.|
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