Monday, 16 December 2013

Shalee lhaih 2013: Shiaghtin 50

Jerrey jeihoo hiaghtin as daeed ny Shallee Lhaih. Ta'n traa aym goan dy liooar nish! Shoh ny lhiah mee yn çhiaghtin shoh chaie:

Roman Chester (T. J. Strickland)

Ny coontey beg jeh shennaghys Romanagh yn Çhaayr. Myr t'eh gra, cha nel eh fo Strickland cur lane choontey, agh soilshaghey poyntyn scanshoil 'sy çhennaghys shen as ny h-oyryn fys t'ain orroo. Lhaih mee y lioar veg shoh rish un traa kirbylagh. T'ee anaasoil dy liooar son y vooadys t'eck (my ta enney ayd er y Çhaayr, ansherbee). Lioar veg 'ondagh. T'ee cleayney rish scoillarys amateyragh ny smoo na ynsaghey theay, myr shen cha nel ee son paitçhyn as y lheid.

African History: a very short introduction (John Parker)

Ny coontey beg jeh shennaghys ny h-Affrick. As shen cooish 'oawragh, ta'n lioar beggan quaagh. Ta mysh lieh jee bentyn rish y çhennaghys hene, as lieh elley loayrt mychione studeyrys shennaghys 'syn Affrick, c'red ta'n Affrick, c'red ta shennaghys ny h-Affrick, mychione sheiltnyssyn shennaghyssagh as yn aght hyndaa adsyn rish ny h-eashyn, as myr shen. Er y fa shen, ga dy row ee anaasoil, dennee mee dy row blass kayagh er y lioar; cha dod mee geddyn greim urree aght ennagh.

The end of week fifty of the Reading Project. Time's ticking away... Here's what I've read this week:

Roman Chester (T. J. Strickland)

A brief account of Roman history in Chester. As Strickland says, he's making no attempt to give a full acount, but just touch on some of the highlights and our sources of information for historical claims. I read this in a single lunchtime. It's interesting enough considering its size, at least if you're familiar with Chester. A decent little book, with a more scholastic than popular bent, so not really one for the kids.

African History: a very short introduction (John Parker)

A short account of African history. That being a massive topic, the book ends up a bit strange. It's partly about the history itself, and partly about historical theory and practice. It discusses what "Africa" means, and "African History"; historical theories that have come and gone about these ideas and about Africa, and how they interact with its cultural and political change over time. Because of that, although the book's reasonably interesting, I didn't really feel like I had a grip on it; it was a bit like fighting fog.

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