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FiB

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Bala, North Wales
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Moved to Wales?Moving to Wales?Thinking of moving to Wales?
« on: January 22, 2013, 01:26:24 pm »
Learn Welsh!   Just wanted to share how amazing the 'Say Something in Welsh' website is http://www.saysomethinginwelsh.com/home/  - Free mp3 downloads that will have you speaking the basics WAY before formal lessons would.  I live here and do 'proper' lessons - which I love and are important to me, but OH still lives in Brum in week and does the SSiW course in very limited spare time -  we both went to a 2 day intensive in Dolgellau and he was FAB.  They now have an i phone app too (which my 10 yr old is now playing with!!)- so I cant recommend it as a way to learn welsh highly enough... and in terms of integration - speaking a bit of welsh goes a long way (by no means obligatory, we have been completely welcomed - but I really sense that welsh speakers are happy that we are learning). 
 
So if you are planning your welsh move - have a go! No need to wait until you have moved!

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Moved to Wales?Moving to Wales?Thinking of moving to Wales?
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2013, 01:28:30 pm »
Thanks Fi, we will give it a go
Sally
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

the great composto

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Re: Moved to Wales?Moving to Wales?Thinking of moving to Wales?
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2013, 01:58:45 pm »
I know the welsh for Monkey from this site   thanks to Mwncigirl

My other welsh words are limited to Heddlu and Araf unfortunately

Come on Fi give us all a new welsh word every day.

Blinkers

  • Joined Jan 2008
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Re: Moved to Wales?Moving to Wales?Thinking of moving to Wales?
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2013, 02:26:26 pm »
Da iawn FiB,
Pob hwyl i chi
Mandy yn Blaenwaun
Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again !!
www.glynelwyn.co.uk

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Moved to Wales?Moving to Wales?Thinking of moving to Wales?
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2013, 03:45:40 pm »
Da iawn FiB,
Pob hwyl i chi
Mandy yn Blaenwaun

Phonetically would probably be good  ;D

the great composto

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Re: Moved to Wales?Moving to Wales?Thinking of moving to Wales?
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2013, 04:15:39 pm »
ha ha the online translater says

Well done FIB,
Good luck to you
Mandy is Blaenwaun

Marlboro

  • Joined Jan 2013
  • West Wales
  • 42 sheep, 5 ducks 10 chickens and Meg
Re: Moved to Wales?Moving to Wales?Thinking of moving to Wales?
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2013, 04:56:51 pm »
Hmm, I failed both Welsh and French 'o' levels, perhaps should have taken just one of them. My OHs family are welsh speaking and some of mine married into welsh speaking families. It's a lovely if somewhat difficult language but I must try again, especially as we now live in Carmarthenshire.

Blinkers

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Re: Moved to Wales?Moving to Wales?Thinking of moving to Wales?
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2013, 06:06:16 pm »
ha ha the online translater says

Well done FIB,
Good luck to you
Mandy is Blaenwaun

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:  .... although it should have been  Mandy IN Blaenwaun.
Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again !!
www.glynelwyn.co.uk

FiB

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Bala, North Wales
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Re: Moved to Wales?Moving to Wales?Thinking of moving to Wales?
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2013, 07:49:34 pm »
Hmm, I failed both Welsh and French 'o' levels, perhaps should have taken just one of them. My OHs family are welsh speaking and some of mine married into welsh speaking families. It's a lovely if somewhat difficult language but I must try again, especially as we now live in Carmarthenshire.

oh yes - give SSiw a go - it really is all about the talking and learning useful patterns (NO notes, workbooks, writing or grammar!)  ( I like all that stuff mind you - so enjoy my formal lessons too) - but it will get you speaking welsh easily.  Pob Lwc!
 
And just for the great composto - the word for today is Rhew (ice).    Not to be confused in the pub with Rhyw, which is sex :roflanim: :roflanim: .  They sound remarkably the same, which can be problematic.

the great composto

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Re: Moved to Wales?Moving to Wales?Thinking of moving to Wales?
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2013, 03:23:46 pm »
Hi Fib

Ok with the rhew from yesterday can we have the welsh for 'slush' today please.

i get 'eira gwlyb' from the translator but thats not slush its 'wet snow'

Tudful Tamworths

  • Joined Aug 2009
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Re: Moved to Wales?Moving to Wales?Thinking of moving to Wales?
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2013, 12:12:23 am »
Llongyfarchiadau, Fib!
So glad you've enjoyed learning the language and are reaping the benefits.
In my first book, The Practical Guide to Buying and Running a Smallholding in Wales (the publisher's choice of a catchy title, btw - not mine!), I devoted an entire chapter to the whole subject of the Welsh language, history and culture and their importance to so many of us who live here.
Diolch yn fawr iawn am wneud i mi wenu heno gyda'ch post. Dwi mor hapus i chi. Daliwch ati! Liz
www.lizshankland.com www.biggingerpigs.com
Author of the Haynes Pig Manual, Haynes Smallholding Manual, and the Haynes Sheep Manual. Three times winner of the Tamworth Champion of Champions. Teaching smallholding courses at Kate Humble's farm: www.humblebynature.com

 

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