Middle Welsh was the language spoken and written in Wales in the Middle Ages (from about the twelfth to the fourteenth century). The most famous text surviving in Middle Welsh is the Mabinogion, a compilation of mythical and legendary material often of much earlier date. In this unit students will develop a knowledge of Middle Welsh grammar and vocabulary, and learn to read texts in Middle Welsh.
2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x1000wd translation exercise (20%), 1x2500wd Essay (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (40%)