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By popular request...

Starting with the simple stuff

Numbers 1-10

1 - un [een]

2 - dau [dye]

3 - tri [tree]

4 - pedwar [ped-wahr]

5 - pump [pimp]

6 - chwech [ummm....hard to explain - the ch is at the back of the throat - NOT ch as in church - like the 'ch' in the German 'durch']

7 - saith [s-ai (as in eye)-th]

8 - wyth [oyth]

9 - naw [now]

10 - deg [dehg]

Letters

Welsh alphabet:

a b c ch d dd e f ff g h i l ll m n ng o p ph r rh s th u w y

Pronunciation points

u in welsh is like the 'i' in 'pig'

f in welsh is like the v in 'vowel'

ff in welsh is like 'f' in english, but a little bit longer

y in welsh sounds like 'uh'

dd in welsh is a like 'th' in 'the' but a little softer

ll in welsh is impossible to explain...

Those are the simple points...other are easier to explain in the context of words Smile
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da gweithia, Laura bach yes
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gwaith da? Wink Smile
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gwaith da? Wink Smile

What's Welsh for, "whatever!" :p Wink
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^^Thank you hug
I'm slow with languages though so I'll want lots of explanation Very Happy
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You have gone to a lot of trouble- Awesome!!

Fun times...

How do you say, my name is...
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You have gone to a lot of trouble- Awesome!!

Fun times...

How do you say, my name is...
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I think it's come up on another thread before Smile ...
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Ah I wasn't paying attention in class obviously...
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Starter Phrases

Hello - Hylo

Hi - Shwmae [shum-eye]

How are you - Sut wyt ti? [sit oyt ti]

My name is ***** - ***** ydy fy enw i [uh-dee vuh en-oo ee]

Goodbye - Hwyl [hoyle] / da bo ti [dah boh tee]

Started Grammar

I am - Rydw i [ruhdoo ee]

You (informal) are - Rwyt ti [royt ti]

He / she is - Mae e / hi [my air / my hee]

We are - rydyn ni [ruhdin nee]

You (formal are) - rydych chi [ruhduch chee]

They are - rydyn nhw [ruhdeen noo]


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No Max Boyce? search

Laura, you lost me a number 6 lol
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On a more poignant note, how many more years do you see Welsh surviving Laura? Are the Welsh government trying to perpetuate it through teaching, from grassroots level?

The Scottish government face the same problem with Gaelic.
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I think Welsh is in a much better position than Gaelic, certainly in a position to go on indefinitely. It's compulsory in all English medium schools up to the age of 16...though that doesn't necessarily make people like it. Perhaps more importantly there's a strong core of Welsh medium schools, many of which are really excellent in academics, music, drama and sport Smile There are still areas where you hear very little English in everyday life...and it's quite common to hear a conversation in Welsh when you're walking through the middle of Cardiff...
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There are still areas where you hear very little English in everyday life...and it's quite common to hear a conversation in Welsh when you're walking through the middle of Cardiff...

That's certainly true... I've heard a fair amount of spoken Welsh the last few times I've been in Wales (north, mid, and south...) Smile Long may it continue...
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On a more poignant note, how many more years do you see Welsh surviving Laura? Are the Welsh government trying to perpetuate it through teaching, from grassroots level?

The Scottish government face the same problem with Gaelic.

I think it's too late for Gaelic, though I do have a few friends that speak and study it but they're mostly from the western isles.
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