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Welsh For Beginners Places Section

Does anyone know the point of the places section in the welsh course? All the vocabulary seems to be the names of obscure towns.

Thanks!

March 20, 2016

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/psionpete

If you never plan to go to Wales then there is very little purpose to the skill, but in that case there is very little purpose to learning Welsh apart from the interest/challenge.

However the Welsh people are very nationalistic and use Welsh placenames in speech and they are also in first place on all ((dual language) road signs, so for visitors to Wales it could be useful.

March 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/PolyglotCiro

'' All the vocabulary seems to be the names of obscure towns.'' examples please.

March 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Ieuan-Jones

I mean, Pwllheli, Avergavenny and Newtown aren't the most significant of towns in the world... (one of those I'd barely even heard of, despite living in Wales!)

March 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ibisc

As a resident of one of those I should probably feel offended! We even had our own massacre as recently as 1175.

March 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Ieuan-Jones

I mean, those towns are all definitely more significant than the size suggests, to be fair; my town is far bigger and I doubt you'd have heard of it at all. But significance on a Welsh level is different to significance on a global level too :)

March 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/JackW20

Thank You. I apologize for any offense.

March 23, 2016
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