Emu Analytics has created this fascinating interactive map that allows visitors to explore toponymy in the United Kingdom. This map includes place names for hundreds of towns, each of which is represented by a dot. Each dot is color-coded by language group (e.g. Old English, Middle English, Welsh, Irish, Scottish Gaelic), allowing visitors to observe how the influence of each language group on local toponymy varies across the country. By clicking on a dot, visitors can explore more information about a town, including how its toponym compares to those of other nearby towns. Visitors can also search this map by filters, which include names containing colors (a list containing 2,632 towns that include Dancing Green and Blue Vein) and names with no vowels.
(no comments available yet for this resource)