cynghanedd

anonymous asked:

Okay so I was at a beer festival just an hour ago and they served Welsh cider and it was delicious and made me think of you. So yeah. Have a lovely day!

I have never had Welsh cider! When you got drunk, did you start spouting poetry in cynghanedd and singing about saucepans? That’s how I imagine Welsh cider would work, anyway.

“Cynghanedd” is the Welsh poetic form that has been used since at least the ninth century. The line is divided a line in half and then the two sides must “mirror”: stress, and what is best translated as “consonant chime” – the clangy word-starting consonants repeat in one of four different ways, all named and with their own “feel.” Mererid Hopwood is not only a great poet whose use of cynghanedd won her an Eisteddfod Chair, but in this book she lucidly explains the technique in English – no small feat. The accompanying CD will cause you to fall in love. With Welsh! Celtic languages take to this form in a way that the language itself has evolved to be more useful to cynghanedd, a poetic form unique in all the world….

Cynghanedd Rap?

Dwi wedi dod i'r casgliad bod cynghanedd a rap yn weddol debyg… cyfateb cyseiniau ac odlau mewnol a phethau felly (llai o regi yn y Gymraeg wrth gwrs). Sy'n gwneud i mi ystyried gymaint yn fwy loliasol y byddai hanes llen Cymru petai ni'n darganfod taw DYNA sut roedd y Cynfeirdd yn adrodd eu cerddi. Oes rhywun yn gallu creu fersiwn rap o farwnad Owain ab Urien neu Hanes Taliesin, pliiiiiis? OES UN YN BODOLI'N BAROD?!

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Cynghanedd rap… ma fe'n bodoli, bobl. (Diolch i ‘mrawd am ei waith gŵgl i ganfod y peth!)