The Welsh course - with audio!
The Welsh team is very excited about being only a few weeks at most from releasing the course. If you want to see a very short video of the course in operation with the newly added audio, check out our Facebook group.
This is so exciting! It's wonderful to see (and hear) another Celtic language on Duolingo. The audio sounds great and it was fun to spot some similarities between Irish and Welsh in the video (e.g. caws - cáis - cheese). Good luck Tîm Cymraeg with the final few weeks before beta! We are all eagerly awaiting your course :)
I can tell you in modern times it is both, I reside in England right next to the welsh boarder in shrewsbury. I can have sentences that go something like this "That's ridicul'us that is, i mean it's lush an' all but i dunna wanna do that so i shanna an if you canna find your 'tuthbrush' ill help you look for it i will" as you can see this is a clear integration of languages.
Also for some strange reason we also repeat our selves, like "I Don't really 'wannoo', i don't" or we will stick a question on the end of the sentence like "i can't find it, can I?"
very strange actually maybe a speaker of welsh could clear up wether this has any similarities in the welsh language or just the accent?
It doesn't sound like a general English accent to me as a native English speaker, but it does kind of sound like an English speaker from Wales.
But I guess it makes sense that native Welsh speakers and native English speakers from Wales might have a lot of similarities. I'll withhold judgement until I hear it say a word with LL in it :)