16.413 Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru completed

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Date: Tue Jan 14 2003 - 02:23:28 EST

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 413.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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             Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 07:05:18 +0000
             From: Andrew Hawke <ach@aber.ac.uk>
             Subject: Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru completed

    Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru, the great Welsh historical dictionary, has been
    completed after over eighty years' work. The project began in 1921 with the
    first 27 years being spent on collecting material for the dictionary. The
    first 64-page part appeared in 1950, and the final part (the 61st) was
    published at the end of 2002. Complete sets (4 volumes) of the dictionary
    can now be ordered through bookshops or directly from the University of
    Wales Press for 150 pounds sterling until the end of February 2003, when
    the price will revert to the usual 190 pounds.

    Work began in January 2002 on re-editing the A-B section of the Dictionary,
    first edited in a very concise manner in the 1950s, and the first draft of
    this work is available online at
    http://www.wales.ac.uk/dictionary/gpc_pdfs.htm. The second edition will
    also be published in parts, and a shorter electronic version is also in

    For full details, please see the Dicitonary's website at:
    http://www.wales.ac.uk/dictionary/. [Note: demand for sets has been so
    great that some volumes are currently being reprinted. There may be a delay
    of several weeks.]

    Andrew Hawke ach@aber.ac.uk (01970)627513 (+44)1970 627513 (fx627066)
    Golygydd Cynorthwyol/Rheolwr Systemau    Asst. Editor/Systems Manager
    Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru              University of Wales Dictionary
    Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru                National Library of Wales
                     Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3HH, U.K.
                     URL: http://www.cymru.ac.uk/geiriadur/

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