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THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT: WORDS AND THEIR EXTREMITIES IN THE LANGUAGES OF EARLY MEDIEVAL BRITAIN AND IRELAND

Wednesday 24 October: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Faculty of English, G-R06/07, 9 West Road, CB3 9DP

This talk introduces you to the sounds, shapes and meanings of words from the Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic worlds, and how they relate to the languages we speak in Britain and Ireland today. Come and meet words from the earliest periods of English, Welsh, Irish and the Scandinavian languages — everything from æ and mo to hwæthwugununges and fianamailecharadhartai!

Booking Information

No need to book.

Accessibility

Lift, Step-free access, Accessible toilet

Additional Information

Age: 12+, Talk, Arrive on time, free

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