If I speak Welsh, will I be able to understand Patagonian Welsh ? And for native Welsh speakers, how much of Irish can you understand because of your native tongue ?

March 2, 2016


If you speak Welsh you will understand people from Patagonia entirely, at least from my very limited experience of Patagonian Welsh. As for Irish we understand basically none. Irish is a Goidelic language whereas Welsh is Brythonic. They both came from Proto-celtic but the vocabularies are almost entirely different and the only thing linking them is the grammar. We can understand a little Cornish and Breton though.

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