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Title: The Celtic Inscriptions of Britain
Subtitle: Phonology and Chronology, c. 400-1200
Written By: Patrick Sims-Williams
URL: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/book.asp?ref=1405109033&site=1
Series Title: Publications of the Philological Society
Description:

This is the first comprehensive linguistic study for 50 years of the stones
from western Britain and Brittany, inscribed in the Roman and Irish Ogam
alphabets.

-First comprehensive study for 50 years of the stones from western Britain
and Brittany, inscribed in the Roman and Irish Ogam alphabets.
-Provides a linguistic analysis of the 370 Brittonic and Irish inscriptions.
-Presents new phonological evidence for the dating of the inscriptions.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Phonology
Subject Language(s): Irish, Old
Language Family(ies): Brittonic
Goidelic
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1405109033
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Pages: 364
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