Cursory research reveals that Manchester's etymology is the Latin 'Mamucium' which in turn comes from the Brittonic
name 'mam' meaning 'breast', referring to a 'breast-like hill'.
The name Threave is identified with "tref ", a possibly sixth century but more likely ninth century Brittonic
or Old Welsh place name, indicating the site was occupied long before the present tower and fortifications.
Barry Lewis examines the lack of a tradition of origins of conversion in the Brittonic
areas, noting surviving sources focusing on the (re)conversion of bad Christians rather than pagans.
The History of the Kings of Britain by Geoffrey of Monmouth was accepted within the context of this development, for he tried to create a totally new version of the ecclesiastical history of the island, in the center of which a "Brittonic
" church was placed.
I find it absurd that so few English people realise it is still spoken in families and communities across Wales, as part of a Brittonic
culture which has survived through the ages."
For the majority who have no understanding of these underthreat Brittonic
languages, it is easy to understand the beautiful sonic efforts to preserve and promote a cultural identity.
The Bretons trace much of their heritage to groups of Brittonic
speakers who emigrated from Great Britain, including Cornwall and Wales, to avoid invading Germanic tribes.
The bulk of the papers are densely linguistic, and mainly concern themselves with Irish--and to a lesser degree, Scottish--Gaelic, but other languages, Brittonic
and some reflections on the Indo-European roots of modern language are also present.
Martial valour was, of course, only one of several monarchical traits that were taken up by writers producing nationalist texts that placed Elizabeth's reign within larger Brittonic
In the other 4 derivatives the suffix could refer to both 'a certain nationality/origin' and 'the language of a certain nationality' as in, e.g., Brittisc 'British, referring to Brittonic
speakers', Bryt-wylisc 'British, referring to Brittonic
speakers', Denisc 'Danish (i.e., Norse, Scandinavian)', or Scottisc 'Scottish'.
A Chronological Survey of the Brittonic
Languages First to Twelfth Century AD.
Archaeological evidence such as Gaulish curse texts, Celtic Latin Curse tablets from the Alpine regions of Britain, and fragments of Old Brittonic
tablets uncovered from Roman Bath is contemplated at length.