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    • paulfoel
    • By paulfoel 27th Jul 09, 2:55 PM
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    • 27th Jul 09, 2:55 PM
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    • 27th Jul 09, 2:55 PM
    saysomethinginwelsh.com

    I came across this advertised in my local newspaper on the weekend. There are 25 downloadable 30 minute lessons in both the North and South dialects.
    Looks pretty good. I've registered and downloaded the lessons but haven't had time to try them out yet.

    I hope somebody'll find this useful.

    (Sorry, I'm unable to post the link as it's my first post)
    Originally posted by elvish
    Da Iawn Diolch !!!!!
  • davester
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    • 27th Jul 09, 3:44 PM
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    • 27th Jul 09, 3:44 PM
    Hi De Hi Camppurrrrs
    Survey earnings total 2009 £417, 2010 £875, 2011 £574
  • TurkishDelight
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    • 27th Jul 09, 5:20 PM
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    • 27th Jul 09, 5:20 PM
    Ooh there's lovely.
    This is my opinion. There are many others like it but this is mine
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    • hoyles10
    • By hoyles10 27th Jul 09, 5:39 PM
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    • 27th Jul 09, 5:39 PM
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    • 27th Jul 09, 5:39 PM
    Welsh is simple... just put ''Is It'' at the end of each sentence e.g.

    ''Are you going down the pub...Is it?''

    Or maybe that's just a North Wales thing.
    • FatAndy
    • By FatAndy 27th Jul 09, 7:33 PM
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    • 27th Jul 09, 7:33 PM
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    • 27th Jul 09, 7:33 PM
    Welsh is simple... just put ''Is It'' at the end of each sentence e.g.

    ''Are you going down the pub...Is it?''

    Or maybe that's just a North Wales thing.
    Originally posted by hoyles10

    I've lived in North Wales for most of my life and never heard anyone say 'is it' at the end of a sentence. Based on my experience (and I'm not a Welsh speaker) the correct way to speak Welsh is to say 'un-aye' at the end of each sentence. So the correct translation is -

    "Are you going down the pub...un-aye?"


    It's interesting to see that so many Americans are learning Welsh, wonder why?

    http://www.saysomethinginwelsh.com/home/
    Last edited by FatAndy; 27-07-2009 at 7:37 PM.
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    • hoyles10
    • By hoyles10 27th Jul 09, 7:41 PM
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    • 27th Jul 09, 7:41 PM
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    • 27th Jul 09, 7:41 PM
    I've lived in North Wales for most of my life and never heard anyone say 'is it' at the end of a sentence. Based on my experience (and I'm not a Welsh speaker) the correct way to speak Welsh is to say 'un-aye' at the end of each sentence. So the correct translation is -

    "Are you going down the pub...un-aye?"


    It's interesting to see that so many Americans are learning Welsh, wonder why?

    http://www.saysomethinginwelsh.com/home/
    Originally posted by FatAndy
    I must admit I am only going of one visit to Criccieth and there seemed to be quite a lot of nutty people there
    • FatAndy
    • By FatAndy 27th Jul 09, 7:48 PM
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    • 27th Jul 09, 7:48 PM
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    • 27th Jul 09, 7:48 PM
    I must admit I am only going of one visit to Criccieth and there seemed to be quite a lot of nutty people there
    Originally posted by hoyles10

    You're not joking there. I think normal civilisation ends somewhere around Caernarfon. The Lleyn Peninsula is in a world of it's own.
    The fridge is empty, the walls are damp, there's no hot water
    And I look like a tramp and tramps like us
    Baby we were born to walk

    • indelacio
    • By indelacio 27th Jul 09, 8:48 PM
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    • 27th Jul 09, 8:48 PM
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    • 27th Jul 09, 8:48 PM
    Welsh is simple... just put ''Is It'' at the end of each sentence e.g.

    ''Are you going down the pub...Is it?''

    Or maybe that's just a North Wales thing.
    Originally posted by hoyles10
    Is that where I got THAT from then lol, I thought it was because my mum always ignored me anytime I asked her anything so I started adding things like that at the end of my sentences when I asked things lol, but my best mate in high school was welsh I couldve got it from him then lol!
    • paulfoel
    • By paulfoel 28th Jul 09, 9:36 AM
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    Hi De Hi Camppurrrrs
    Originally posted by davester
    You should be on telly...
    • backtowales
    • By backtowales 29th Jul 09, 12:21 PM
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    Hi!

    As a North Walian living in Cardiff. "..is it?" is definitely a South Wales thing.

    I've downloaded the SaySomething in Welsh Lessons and used a few of them too, until my mp3 player died... they are really easy to follow and really do work. I found myself speaking in Welsh more (without thinking)to my partner who is a first language Welsh Speaker.
  • Draig Goch
    Very funny. I wonder how many of the contributors to this thread so far are English!? I wonder what would happen if this post was about learning Pakistan's Urdu language, would you all be so quick to make such remarks then. Always strikes me that one person's discrimination is another's 'poking fun at'. Not having a go but this forum is about moneysaving, not thoughtless comments. If you don't want to learn Welsh, then don't, but try to keep your uninformed opinions to yourself. In short, "dywed 'wbath call, neu cau hi". ;-)
    "If it looks like it works and it feels like it works, then it works" - Snow Patrol
  • impster
    O'r diwedd - rhywun yn siarad yn gall. Diolch i ti Draig Goch.

    Falle'n wir ddylswn i gychwyn tudalen Gymraeg ar y fforwm yma. Dewch i ni gael gweld beth fydd yr ymateb i'r canlynol...

    English is simple...just add a bit of patronising arrogance at the end of each sentence.
    Last edited by impster; 29-07-2009 at 1:52 PM.
    • paulfoel
    • By paulfoel 29th Jul 09, 2:29 PM
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    Very funny. I wonder how many of the contributors to this thread so far are English!? I wonder what would happen if this post was about learning Pakistan's Urdu language, would you all be so quick to make such remarks then. Always strikes me that one person's discrimination is another's 'poking fun at'. Not having a go but this forum is about moneysaving, not thoughtless comments. If you don't want to learn Welsh, then don't, but try to keep your uninformed opinions to yourself. In short, "dywed 'wbath call, neu cau hi". ;-)
    Originally posted by Draig Goch
    Da Iawn Diolch !!!!

    Seems to be there are people on this forum who think they are hilarious with their childish comments.
    Cymru am Byth !!!
    • simoncrouch
    • By simoncrouch 29th Jul 09, 2:43 PM
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    Who's coat is this jacket ?

    For those of you who know Max Boyce, Hymns and Arias, Land of my Fathers and Harry's got a Horse"
    • tom00
    • By tom00 29th Jul 09, 3:25 PM
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    I'm listening to the first lesson and it seems quite good.

    For anyone interested in learning Welsh, I'm learning it and find that there are a quite a few very good resources out there for free.

    The BBC website has audio and video courses. I started learning with the original 'Catchphrase' course.

    bbc.co.uk/wales/learnwelsh

    Also, the BBC Cymru website has a 'BBC vocab' feature, which allows you to read the news in Welsh and hover your cursor over words you don't understand. The English translation comes up in a little box. There's a button to turn it on in the top right-hand corner.

    bbc.co.uk/cymru

    I'm doing a course which can lead to a degree with the University of Wales, Lampeter (The site seems to be down at the moment, and ïs quite a bit, but I print the lessons out anyway). They're offering the first two modules for free and have always been very friendly by email.

    e-addysg.com

    Also, I like to watch S4C programmes online. Most of the programmes have subtitles in English and Welsh.

    s4c.co.uk/clic

    Also, It's not free, but I subscribe to the magazine 'Lingo Newydd'. It's 1.50 an issue with delivery, published every two months, and is aimed at learners.
  • the big grog
    I've been doing the SSIW lesson 1 for a week or so, it seems a good way of learning and quite intuitive. I've done evening classes in the past but just couldn't get my head around learning vocabulary. My wife was better at the pen and paper courses but it's the 4th language she's learnt!! I'm going to stick with this method for a while and see how it goes, the Eisteddfod in Ebbw is coming up soon and it would be good to have some language under my belt.

    hwyl fawr
    • jamespir
    • By jamespir 30th Jul 09, 12:36 AM
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    the thing is like i live in wales and nobody i know speaks welsh although i would like to learn it
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  • Draig Goch
    Always strikes me as odd that people take the mick out of the Welsh for having their own language which, god forbid, the English can't understand. NOOOOOOO they must be talking about me!

    Get a grip please.

    Also, just a thought, when slating the Welsh language - when English kids learn the alphabet in school, phonetically, I wonder how many of you realise it's the Welsh alphabet they are learning. A B C, instead of Ay, Bee, Cee etc.

    Don't know about you but I prefer a language where you say what you see, rather than one that has the same word spelled differently but pronounced the same each time - to, two & too anyone?

    :-)
    "If it looks like it works and it feels like it works, then it works" - Snow Patrol
  • TurkishDelight

    Also, just a thought, when slating the Welsh language - when English kids learn the alphabet in school, phonetically, I wonder how many of you realise it's the Welsh alphabet they are learning. A B C, instead of Ay, Bee, Cee etc.
    Originally posted by Draig Goch
    What the hell are you talking about? Phonetically that makes no sense as the welsh c is a hard c so more like a english k. :confused: Ah buh kuh, or ay bee cee. I also didn't see any nasty comments coming from the english/non-welsh speakers just good natured banter and quite a few taking up the offer. Do you think that a) you are making a point or b) you are putting people off learning because it seems eliteist?
    This is my opinion. There are many others like it but this is mine
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    I am a professional ebay seller. I work hard at my job, I love my job, if you think it's silly that's your problem not mine.
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