Notice of change from Iorweth to ap Iorwerth

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The WikiTree field for his last name at birth (LNAB), Iorweth, needs to be changed. His name is given as Llywelyn ap Iorwerth by both Richardson & FMG, and the Cymru Project's Naming Guide calls for ap/ab/ferch to be included in the LNAB field: ap before a consonant & ab before a vowel sound. A discussion on his profile (see the Notes section) shows that ap is correct:

'in certain circumstances the initial letter "I" in Welsh can sound like a consonant. Thus "Rhys ap Iorwerth" and "Dafydd ap Ieuan". Kind of like in English where an initial "U" can sound like a consonant. We say "a university", not "an university".'

I'm posting here in case that conclusion (ap vice ab) is wrong (and Richardson & FMG are wrong) and it would be better for him to be ab Iorwerth.

Thanks!

WikiTree profile: Llywelyn ap Iorwerth
asked in The Tree House by Liz Shifflett G2G6 Pilot (308k points)

1 Answer

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Outstanding!
answered by Erin Cole G2G1 (1.8k points)

How about these spellings?  It seems mainly important in preventing the proliferation of duplicates.

  1. Llywelyn
  2. Iorwerth

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