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Old 27-07-2009, 2:20 PM
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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)

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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)
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Old 27-07-2009, 5:20 PM
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Ooh there's lovely.
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Old 27-07-2009, 5:39 PM
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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.
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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.

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/
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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/
I must admit I am only going of one visit to Criccieth and there seemed to be quite a lot of nutty people there
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I must admit I am only going of one visit to Criccieth and there seemed to be quite a lot of nutty people there

You're not joking there. I think normal civilisation ends somewhere around Caernarfon. The Lleyn Peninsula is in a world of it's own.
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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.
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!
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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.
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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". ;-)
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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.

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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". ;-)
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Who's coat is this jacket ?

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Old 29-07-2009, 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 s 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.
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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.

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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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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?

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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.
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?
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