I was watching an episode of Top Gear where they were in Wales and they made fun of my language. Why do people think they’re being funny when they make fun of the Welsh and our country’s language? *Sigh*
People either fear or mock things they don’t understand, then dismiss it as ridiculous and make unoriginal jokes. I wish Americans would stop using Google translate to make up Welsh sentences, which always end up wrong, and claim it makes no sense therefore it can’t be real. :/ And Jeremy Clarkson is famously a twat towards us.
So while revising Old Irish for my Masters (starting next month! Yikes!) and deciding to start to brush up on my modern Irish, I thought it might be interesting to try and learn some basic modern Welsh. Can anyone suggest any good websites (or even books) that would be good for a total beginner? (Tagging a bunch of tags that might be helpful)
saysomethnginwelsh.com You can choose to learn in a Northern or Southern dialect. I don’t want to influence your decision, but Northern is best ;)
Please don’t think I’m being a bitch or anything, but your pronunciations are quite awful. To the point where you’re unintelligible. If you don’t mind me asking, where and how are you learning Welsh? If it’s only by reading on your own then I understand where it’s coming from. I’m not trying to be mean, honest, it’s great that you’re learning.
Something I love about Welsh is that ‘perthyn’ means ‘belong’ and ‘perthynas’ means ‘relationship/relative/kinship’. So when you’re talking about your family and people you love, you’re saying you belong with them. Or to them, but that sounds a little creepy. Welsh can creepy and sweet sometimes.