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Offline Baz

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The A-Z of Welsh street names in Holyhead
« on: Sunday 02 April 2017, 0928 »
You may remember the "A-Z of non Welsh Sounding street names in Holyhead" thread I started a year or two ago ? It was fairly popular.

So I am now starting a new thread whereby we see if we can name Welsh Holyhead street names in alphabetical order AND attempt to translate them into English.

A - wow I'm stuck on this one already  ??? any ideas anyone ?

B - Bryngolau Avenue

Bryn usually means 'hill' and golau "light". So perhaps something like "hill of light" is the translation ?. I'm not 1st language Welsh but I do know quite a bit , however, I submit my theories to the native Welsh speakers on this site.


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Re: The A-Z of Welsh street names in Holyhead
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 02 April 2017, 0950 »
Cyttir Road - named after the blind barber who lived there.
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Re: The A-Z of Welsh street names in Holyhead
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 02 April 2017, 1002 »
Cyttir Road - named after the blind barber who lived there.

Oh no, what have I started !  :o Treeeeeef help !

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Re: The A-Z of Welsh street names in Holyhead
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 02 April 2017, 1152 »
Cyttir Road - named after the blind barber who lived there.

Oh no, what have I started !  :o Treeeeeef help !

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Re: The A-Z of Welsh street names in Holyhead
« Reply #4 on: Monday 03 April 2017, 1258 »
Ffordd Hirnos. Way of the Long Night.
Due to it being the haunt of people who went the way of the Long Knight, as Opposed to the Dark Knight, who was more eviller but less fun.
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Re: The A-Z of Welsh street names in Holyhead
« Reply #5 on: Monday 03 April 2017, 1551 »
Mount Pleasant - Mynydd Dymunol.

(Something tells me I'm not doing this right ... )

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Re: The A-Z of Welsh street names in Holyhead
« Reply #6 on: Monday 03 April 2017, 1705 »
Garreglwyd Road sounds to me like a marrying of carreg for stone with llwyd for grey so I'm assuming the road was named after a grey stone or stones ?

Jean you're doing fine. We are just looking at Welsh street names and exploring their meaning. Wils seems to be good at this.



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Re: The A-Z of Welsh street names in Holyhead
« Reply #7 on: Monday 03 April 2017, 2047 »
Garreglwyd Road sounds to me like a marrying of carreg for stone with llwyd for grey



Euw, donlt be disgusting. Like anyone would marry a stone. Unless it was a massively rich fossil like that Huw Hefna Pethna.

Parc Felin Dwr = yellow water park. Or pre-public toilet place.
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Re: The A-Z of Welsh street names in Holyhead
« Reply #8 on: Monday 03 April 2017, 2125 »
Euw, donlt be disgusting. Like anyone would marry a stone. Unless it was a massively rich fossil like that Huw Hefna Pethna.

Or a massively old fossil with pom poms !  ;)

Plashyfryd Terrace - I have a hunch Plas Hyfryd could mean 'pleasant place'.
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Re: The A-Z of Welsh street names in Holyhead
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 04 April 2017, 1012 »
As we seem to have lost the process of alphabetical order, may I enquire about Porth Y Felin? I assume it doesn't refer to the Lord of the Manor missing his timing when embarking onto his dinghy!
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Re: The A-Z of Welsh street names in Holyhead
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 04 April 2017, 1733 »
As we seem to have lost the process of alphabetical order, may I enquire about Porth Y Felin? I assume it doesn't refer to the Lord of the Manor missing his timing when embarking onto his dinghy!

I'll have you know I'm best friends with 25 letters of the alphabet... I don't really know Y.

I think Felin means mill so my suggestion (as a Welsh learner) is that Porth Y Felin may mean "The Mill Gate"

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I think Felin means mill so my suggestion (as a Welsh learner) is that Porth Y Felin may mean "The Mill Gate"

More like Mill [welsh - "melin"] Port, (or Harbour, or Haven) [welsh - "porthllad"].

"Porthllad" sometimes abbreviated to "porth" and mutated to "borth" (as in Porth Dafarch and/or Borth Sach.

There was at one time a water mill very close to Porth y Felin.
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I think Felin means mill so my suggestion (as a Welsh learner) is that Porth Y Felin may mean "The Mill Gate"

More like Mill [welsh - "melin"] Port, (or Harbour, or Haven) [welsh - "porthllad"].

"Porthllad" sometimes abbreviated to "porth" and mutated to "borth" (as in Porth Dafarch and/or Borth Sach.

There was at one time a water mill very close to Porth y Felin.

That's great Tref, thanks, I've learnt something there  ;)