Some vocabulary

The Breton and Welsh languages have a common origin but have evolved over the centuries. They are both Celtic languages. Invasions, repressions and close proximity to other languages have caused them to change. The evolution of Welsh and Breton can be divided into the following stages:

The Celtic origin Old-Breton and Old-Welsh: from the 5th century Middle-Breton and Middle -Welsh: from the 11th century Modern Breton and Modern Welsh: from the end of the 16th century Contemporary Breton and Welsh: since the 20th century

The survival of the Welsh and the Breton over centuries is outstanding. We can not let them die!

The Welsh and Breton are to entirely languages but we can find some similarities in the grammar and vocabulary.

Some examples:

Welsh Breton English
Dw i’n darllen y llyfr. Me zo o lenn ul levr. I amreading a book.
Pwy sy’n canu ? Piv zo o kanañ ? who is singing?

Some vocabulary:

The days of the week:
Welsh Breton English
Llun Lun Monday
Mawrth Meurzh Tuesday
Mercher Merc’her Wednesday
Iau Yaou Thursday
Gwener Gwener Friday
Sadwrn Sadorn Saturday
Sul Sul Sunday
The numbers: Welsh
1 Un Unan
2 Dau Daou
3 Tri Tri
4 Pedwar Pevar
5 Pump Pemp
6 Chwech C’hwec’h
7 Saith Seizh
8 Wyth Eizh
9 Naw Nav
10 Deg Dek
The colours:
Welsh Breton English
Gwyn Gwenn White
Du Du Black
Glas Glas Blue (natural)
Glas Glas Green (natural)
Melyn Melen Yellow
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