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Hi, I'm doing research about a Gaulish god who could have given its name to a village in France. He's called Ivaros or Ivaos. Which book or website do you advise me to look? Because I haven't found anything about him on Wikipedia.. Thanks

Cymru am byth![edit]

Dydw i ddim yn Gymro, ond dw i'n dysgwr Cymraeg. Rydw i'n am yr annibyniaeth o Gymru, hefyd. The Jade Knight 02:06, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

Diolch am dy groeso. Dw i wedi listio ar y notice board. The Jade Knight 07:23, 28 March 2006 (UTC)


Heia, Rhion, I'm up in your neck of the woods next week. :) --Telsa (talk) 14:09, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

The bargains you can get on! Ah well, enjoy! Telsa (talk) 10:51, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

Military history WikiProject Newsletter, Issue I[edit]

The Military history WikiProject Newsletter
Issue I - March 2006
Project news
From the Coordinators

Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Military history WikiProject's newsletter! We hope that this new format will help members—especially those who may be unable to keep up with some of the rapid developments that tend to occur—find new groups and programs within the project that they may wish to participate in.

Please consider this inital issue to be a prototype; as always, any comments and suggestions are quite welcome, and will help us improve the newsletter in the coming months.

Kirill Lokshin, Lead Coordinator

Current proposals
  • Proposed guidelines for categories of military people are currently being discussed. A number of issues have already been resolved, but the proposed scheme is still in draft form and further input would be very welcome.

delivered by Loopy e 05:25, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

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Welsh Law[edit]

Wow! I like your page on Welsh law. It has really evolved since I last visited that. Three questions though: Frst: the artical mentions women may inherit real property only under specific cercomstances. I was curious what they were. Second: I know that Bleddyn ap Cynfyn had amended the Law Codes somehow, between 1063 and 1075, but do not know how he did. Can you clarify this for me? Under your own observations, might the law codes have evolved to have allowed women to inherit and rule as a soverign "Princess of Wales" had the Edwardian conquest never occured? The examples of women rulers are Urrica of Castile, Empress Maude, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Melisende of Jerusalem.

ap v/s ab[edit]

Hello again :) I have a question about the differences between the two. I know ap means son of, but does not ab mean grandson of? The reason I ask is because of Gruffydd ap Cynan was known in historical records as Gruffydd ab Iago

"When Gruffydd first appeared on the scene in Wales the Welsh annals several times refer to him as "grandson of Iago" rather than the more usual "son of Cynan", indicating that his father was little known in Wales." From Cynan ap Iago page.

So I am confused. Also, if ab is not grandson of, is there a patronomic for this?

Hope you have enjoyed your wikibreak!Drachenfyre 02:56, 17 April 2006 (UTC)

I understand that "ap" and "ab" mean exactly the same thing but are just grammatical differences used in Welsh. When a name begins with a vowel, e.g. "Iago" or "Owain", the version used is "ab" to mean "son of". This is how the surname "Bowen" comes about as an Anglicised version of "ab Owain". The "ap" is used when facing a consonant, e.g. "ap Rhys" or "ap Richard" which is where the surnames "Pryce" and "Prichard" originate. James Frankcom

On a different matter I want to ask Rhion's help on the origin of the term "Lloegyr". There is some discussion about this on a couple of Welsh related pages. I know you are a fluent speaker of Cymraeg and may be more able to shed light on this matter. There is also a discussion about this on my user talk page. Cheers! James Frankcom

Gair yn Nghymraeg?[edit]

Beth yw'r gair am "Norman" (iaith) yn Nghymraeg? Normaneg neu Normandeg? Diolch am dy helpu. The Jade Knight 20:27, 22 April 2006 (UTC)

Military history WikiProject Newsletter - Issue II[edit]

The April 2006 issue of the project newsletter is now out. You may read this issue or change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you by following the link. Thanks. Kirill Lokshin 18:55, 30 April 2006 (UTC)

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History of Wales[edit]

Just looking at your efforts today. I am in absolute awe. Wow. Telsa (talk) 22:16, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

And here's a Barnstar to show appreciation of your hard work on History of Wales. Alun 17:44, 17 May 2006 (UTC)

Military history WikiProject Newsletter - Issue III - May 2006[edit]

The May 2006 issue of the Military history WikiProject newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. Thank you. Kirill Lokshin 05:34, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

List of Welsh Lakes[edit]

First an apology that I may have unintentionally edited out some of your more recent inclusions - I will go back and include them all again, it was in attempting to make a more useful format I couldn't also keep up with the changes! Second, I would welcome your view on the new format (since you seem to be the only one taking any interest !). Happy to revert back to the original if required. Velela 22:09, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

I have to confess to using the same reference as you! I have also consciously ignored those lakes that look more like ponds or those that I don't recognise. Certainly 5 acres (which equals 2 hectares more or less) may be easier to manage. I would be happy with 5 acres. Velela 17:27, 1 June 2006 (UTC)


Hi Rhion, so, how did a Welshman get to learn Indonesian to the point where he speaks it well to be translating articles on Wikipedia?! Anyway, I thought I'd give you the link to the Wikipedia:Indonesia-related topics notice board which you might be interested in taking a look at... although it looks like you're keeping yourself very busy with the Welsh side of things! But if you feel like doing something a bit different for a change, head over there and see what there is to see! Cheers, --Sepa 12:28, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

Hi, well, that's an interesting story. How does your wife find Wales and life over on this side of the world in general? It is a long time since I've been to Indonesia, but when I used to go regularly, I did notice the changes in language, but just assumed that it was because I was encountering different words because of the different situations I was in. I also thought perhaps it was because people get used to speaking to you with a particular vocabulary but if you don't see them for a while thry forget which words you know and use different words. Gotta run...--Sepa 10:40, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

Lakes of Wales[edit]

Hi Rhion. Just trying to finish off the Lakes of Wales (it's starting to get boring now !) I have updated more Grid Refs, acreages etc. However, I have also tried to keep the Welsh article in line with the most recent changes. I have done what will appear as an anonymous copy edit (my Welsh is too bad to even get myself logged on to the Welsh wikpedia :(  !) but there are a few things beyond me. Two of the Claerwen series reservoirs share an acreage (Caban coch and Garreg Ddu) and I wasn't sure how to express that in Welsh. I also haven't included any word for Hydroelectricity for Hydro power reservoirs. If you had a moment to cast your eye over the changes, that would be great. Diolch yn fawr. Velela

Military history WikiProject Newsletter - Issue IV - June 2006[edit]

The June 2006 issue of the Military history WikiProject newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. Thank you. Kirill Lokshin 05:31, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

Cause for concern[edit]

Dear Gareth, you may be aware of the existence of [[Category:Welsh-speaking people]]. This has been nominated for deletion, on the grounds that all "similar" categories, eg. English-speaking people, would be "too big". I'm not prepared to die in a ditch over it, but I do feel that it's an obvious exception. If you have an opinion, would you care to contribute to the debate? Deb 19:16, 7 July 2006 (UTC)