'Ymadawiad Arthur' is the title of a musical composition by uileann piper Shaun Davey.
What does the first word mean, and how is it pronounced phonetically?
Thanks for any help.
Ymadawiad is pronounced Ø-ma-dau-yad where ø is pronounced like an 'e'
but with lips
rounded as though you were saying 'o' giving a sound like 'feu' or 'boeuf'.
From: ymadaw (m), the stem of ymadael (verb) to depart, plus the suffix -iad which
forms the noun.
Meaning: departure (way-going, passing), departure (as in resignation from a job), death
The title is taken from a poem by T. Gwynn Jones, bardic chair of the 1902 Eisteddfod,
about the death of Arthur after being wounded in battle.
ps. if the phonetic symbol doesn't work in this list, the missing symbol is an 'o' with
diagonal line through it.
You can unsubscribe yourself by logging in on the list archives page at https://listserv.heanet.ie/cgi-bin/wa?A0=CELTIC-L&X=36DAE1476AF514EF73, selecting the 'join or leave Celtic-L' link and going through the unsubscription routine there.