Welsh orthography facts for kids
- a, b, c, ch, d, dd, e, f, ff, g, ng, h, i, (j), l, ll, m, n, o, p, ph, r, rh, s, t, th, u, w, y
The letter "j" is now often included in the alphabet, between "i" and "l", due to its use in several loanwords from English (especially the common surname Jones ). The letters "k", "v", "x" and "z" are used in some technical terms, like kilogram , volt , xeroser and zero , but in all cases can be, and often are, replaced by Welsh letters: cilogram , folt , seroser and sero. The letter "k" was in common use until the 16th century, but was dropped at the time of the publication of the New Testament in Welsh, William Salesbury responding to critics: "C for K, because the printers have not so many as the Welsh requireth". This change was not popular at the time
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A 19th century Welsh alphabet printed in Welsh
Welsh orthography Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.