Useful post-pandemic Welsh: Dw i ddim yn hoffi gwethio mewn swyddfa.

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Chris Aldrich

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    1. Chris Aldrich says:

      You’re totally right, I did indeed! Sorry…

  1. Useful post-pandemic Welsh: Dw i ddim yn hoffi gwethio mewn swyddfa.

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    1. Chris Aldrich says:

      Google will do translation which is: I don’t like working in an office.
      Pardoning my accent, which isn’t as lyric as it should be, here’s the rough pronunciation:

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      1. I love it! You sound great. My name is welsh so I’ve always wanted to learn more about it. I’ve been reading a bit of history of the island and wondering if this language might have come from the invasion of Saxons, Angles or Vikings.

        1. Chris Aldrich says:

          The modern language, which is having a significant revival since the last census of 2011, will certainly show some signs of influence from those sources, but it’s one of the oldest languages in Europe and is definitely separate from them.

          It’s part of the Celtic language family and traces its roots back to proto Indo-European.

          Jennifer Paxton’s The Celtic World is a good historical overview of Celtic history and includes some material on the language families and how they evolved. You may be able to check it out from your local library.

          If you’re curious to try it out, Duolingo has some solid materials as does Say Something in Welsh. It’s amazing how much I’ve been able to soak up in a month or two without working at it very hard.

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          1. Scott Edwards says:

            Thanks Chris. I’ll have to check that out. Duolingo is a great app. That sounds like a good read as well. So many changes on the island just during the last couple thousand years. In many ways seems more like a melting pot than the US.

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