The Deisi, the Irish of Dyfed (5th-7th centuries)

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The Deisi, the Irish of Dyfed (5th-7th centuries)

Postby Rich Craig on February 2nd, 2014, 11:09 am

Afternoon all,
I'm a 5th century reenactor basing my impression on a Deisi warrior from Dyfed. I'm looking to find other individuals interested in these people (or the Scotti or Ui Liathain) ideally based in the UK. I've recently joined Britannia. I have a website www.irishkingdomsinwales.weebly.com and a facebook page www.facebook.com/thedeisi
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Re: The Deisi, the Irish of Dyfed (5th-7th centuries)

Postby Zach H on February 3rd, 2014, 3:51 pm

If I lived in the UK I would join your fianna so fast! But, I'm the only Gael reenactor in Indiana.
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Re: The Deisi, the Irish of Dyfed (5th-7th centuries)

Postby Edwin Deady on February 5th, 2014, 3:50 pm

If I didn't live in Cornwall and if you included Njiall of the Nine Hostages I would like to play.
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Re: The Deisi, the Irish of Dyfed (5th-7th centuries)

Postby Rich Craig on February 6th, 2014, 11:39 am

Thanks for the positive comments (and facebook likes) fellas, Edwin, i'm sure we'll bump into each other on our respective adventures.
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Re: The Deisi, the Irish of Dyfed (5th-7th centuries)

Postby Edwin Deady on February 8th, 2014, 7:41 am

With this period language appears to be a challenge with Old Irish supposedly very difficult but I wonder if a working language couldn't be used. After all the leader of a warband or a ship's crew would only need one gender when addressing the men and only a few cases. looking up on Google for Sengoídelc it seems to my untrained eye that it is somewhat simpler than later Irish.
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Triar manach-- three monks easy eh?
http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/sengoidelc/donncha/tm/en/
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Re: The Deisi, the Irish of Dyfed (5th-7th centuries)

Postby Edwin Deady on February 9th, 2014, 11:56 am

This online dictionary of Irish seems useful although it is based on Old and Middle Irish. I puts the words in the context of a phrase.
http://edil.qub.ac.uk/

The citations are confusing but with a bit of study basic vocabulary and phrases could be garnered for the Deisi.
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