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The Celtic Art Coracle Volume 1 Issue 3
B.C. CELTS IN BC? - Aidan Meehan

"Gaelic lessons in B.C." is how Professor Barry Fell was quoted recently as describing ogham inscriptions in the Stuart Lake region of British Columbia. 

The inscriptions are reported by John Corner of Vernon in his Pictographs: Indian Rock Paintings in the Interior of B.C. published 1968, and show simple Celtic words written in ogham accompanied by pictures illustrating the meanings of the words.

For example, the ogham letters, C. D. D. L., ( pronounced coddle-ah?) may be recognized as the Celtic word for "sleep", for which the modern Irish is codladh (pro. Call-ooh). As Barry Fell sees it,   the old Celtic form of the word is CADAL, and so the pictograph of a reclining matchstick figure alongside the ogham letters signified a place to sleep. Many ancient European writing systems usually omit the vowels.  So, by this convention, we would expect the word for sleep to be written as on the Stuart Lake rocks. There are several other equally surprising examples reported in the same source.
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copyright Aidan Meehan 1983
 

The Celtic Art Coracle Vol 1
Contents Coracle Press 1983
ISSN 0828-8321 
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