Middle Welsh SMC440H1S

Middle Welsh, the native Celtic language of medieval Wales, was for centuries the language in which the Welsh celebratedĀ  their medieval princes and ancestral heroes, was the medium for the preservation of native British legend and Welsh law, and was theĀ vehicle for the earliest narratives of Arthur.Ā  Students will be introduced to reading and translating Middle Welsh, and by theĀ courseā€™s end will have read one complete text of Middle Welsh literature in the original.Ā  Students will learn Welsh specifically butĀ will also learn the characteristic linguistic features of a Celtic language.Ā  No prior knowledge of Welsh or any other Celtic languageĀ is assumed.