Saturday, 12 August 2017

Statement from Yr Aflonyddwch Mawr on Venezuela

Yr Aflonyddwch Mawr/ The Great Unrest in Wales  expresses its solidarity with the Venezuelan People and our Venezuelan Comrades in the Province of Lara against this serious threat against the independence and self determination of the Venezuelan People by Donald Trump and the American Oligarchy.

Any attack on Venezuela is an attack on all of us - and we will respond appropriately.

Our renewal of struggle for National and Social Liberation in Wales is inspired by the Venezuelan People.

Monday, 7 August 2017

As Long As There's One Hundred

Red Salute to Scottish Comrades - As Long as there's One Hundred Scotsmen - Are there a 100 Welshmen prepared to defend their Land and answer the Call of the Mynydd Y Gwair ?

Liberation from the Ground Up - Let the People Sing - This Land is Your Land

Red Salute To Irish Comrades - without Land no Liberty - Liberation of Wales from the Ground Up.

The Call of the Welsh Socialist Republican Congress in October 2016 Liberation of Wales from the Ground Up.

Land and Water and Welsh Bank/Money the three magic weapons of Welsh National Liberation.

Forward to the National and Social Liberation of My Wales

Defend Our Land Call by Yr Aflonyddwch Mawr on 16th September 2017 Freedom Day

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Celtic Languages and computational phylogenetics: 88% of DNA in Ireland traces to ancestors who arrived in the Mesolithic period 81% in Wales

Yr Aflonyddwch Mawr had asked the question whether the work of Morris Swadesh has been applied to Celtic Languages and this lecture by Barry Cunliffe gives us our answer.

Statistical methods have been used in comparative linguistics since at least the 1950s with pioneering work of Morris Swadesh. 

Since about the year 2000,  interest in the topic, based on the application of methods of computational phylogenetics and cladistics to define an optimal tree (or network) to represent a hypothesis about the evolutionary ancestry and perhaps its language contacts.

The probability of relatedness of languages can be quantified and sometimes the proto-languages can be approximately dated.

The topic came to the attention of the popular press in 2003 after the publication of a short study on Indo-European in Nature (Gray and Atkinson 2003).

A volume of articles on Phylogenetic Methods and the Prehistory of Languages was published in 2006 as the result of a conference held in Cambridge in 2004.

In his 2006 book The Origins of the British (revised in 2007), Oppenheimer argued that neither Anglo-Saxons nor Celts had much impact on the genetics of the inhabitants of the British Isles, and that British ancestry mainly traces back to the Palaeolithic Iberian people, now represented best by Basques.

88% of people in Ireland currently trace their roots back to people who first arrived after the ice age in the Mesolithic period (pre-Neolithic). 
That figure for Wales: 81%
Scotland: 70%
Cornwall: 79%
England: 68%