Saturday, September 18, 2010

Marsh, in my words

gorasc : marsh

The Fennas word for marsh (or swamp) is gorasc. Similar word gorascwrn (which I can't translate) appears in a medieval Welsh manuscript.

How did I come up with this word? The Welsh word for marsh (bog, swamp, fen) is cors, the Irish word for marsh, swamp is seascann, the Breton word for swamp is gwern or geun.

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