https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

To all those excited about Welsh...

Check out this post--- Welsh is really making excellent progress!

We've managed to maintain our good progress and have completed another 1,000 sentences this week. This takes up the important landmark of having written around 50% of the course.

We've also mapped out the remainder of our tree based on a range of Welsh for adults courses that the team members have experience with.

Hwyl

Team Cymraeg

Didn't they just start a month or so ago?

November 19, 2015

29 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/TheEeveeLord

They must drink Red Bull infused with nuclear energy!

November 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

I'm pretty sure they're solar powered ;)

November 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TheEeveeLord

Solar energy is far too low-powered to allow the Welsh team to go this fast :)

November 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

But if they were in the middle of the sun, I think it'd work. ;) And let's just admit, their progress is out of this world!

November 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/A_User

The problem is that Wales (and the rest of Britain), gets very little sun. :)

November 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

O.O You're so right!

November 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Pratyush.

In the middle of sun. That's fusion reaction in core. Isn't that nuclear power?

November 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Dovyuruk

Hang on. Dalek I LOVE YOU!!!! xD

November 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TheEeveeLord

YOU ARE INFERIOR! YOU MUST BE EXTERMINATED!

November 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Dovyuruk

Puh-lease. I'd say, "upgrade," but as the Daleks have more sass, I shall say: You are superior in only one respect - you are better at dying. xD

But it doesn't change that I love you <3 OH! OH! OH! We should watch Doctor Who is Russian. What do you think Daleks would be like in Russian? :O

November 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

I know!

November 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Jillianimal

They can't possibly be human

November 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

I just hope they're accurate.

November 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/_-C1-_

Yay, that's incredible! Amazing jobs, Welsh contributors!!!

November 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut

I know the Welsh team have been gearing up for months, so maybe they did a lot of preprep? At any rate, it's highly impressive and rather exciting!

November 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/gingerninja3148

Wow! That is amazing progress!! I love the teams that work really hard and are very passionate about their course. They must be putting so much work and effort into it.

November 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Knoxienne

I'm scared of Welsh. I can't even handle Gaelic, really! :o :)

November 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/wyqtor
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I dropped Irish too due to lack of audio, but rumors have it that Welsh is a bit easier. Plus, we are probably going to get a nice TTS for it, Ivona has a voice for Welsh.

November 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/bookrabbit

TTS would make such a difference. Not knowing how to pronounce the Irish made is so much harder.

November 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/DavidStyIes

Agreed!

My memory for vocab works a lot better when I know both how it looks and how it sounds - and this is reinforced very much by hearing it spoken as I read it, much more than when merely having to figure it out myself / remember it from when I heard the word once a long time ago in one sentence in another lesson.

TTS all the way for me, if they're not going to spring for recordings of all sentences.

November 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Knoxienne

That's what I read online - that it's easier! We'll see. :)

November 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/meowool

If you like Tangled - I found this! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaFalLORnsg

November 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Knoxienne

Wow, beautiful. Thank you.

November 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/vytah
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From what I've read on Wikipedia, Welsh has two things that make it simpler, at least at the beginning:

  • sane and simple spelling instead of whatever crazy stuff Irish does with vowels

  • no palatized consonants (called 'slender' when talking about Irish)

November 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/dlw53

good

November 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/sonofbaz

yayyyyyyyyyyy

November 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/PoseidonAquario

Yay!

November 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SteveLando

with all those long words - how did you managed that:)?

November 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

What do you mean?

November 20, 2015
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