I've been having a lot of trouble with the 'Ll' sound in this sentence and in other Welsh words. I once read that it is pronounced with an 'H' in the beginning, as in 'Hloo'. However, I doubt this is correct, as I have read other conflicting comments with a completely different pronunciation. Could anyone provide me with the correct pronunciation? It would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!
The best guide I have seen it to put your tongue in the position of an "L" and breathe out. If you type in "Welsh double l" on YouTube Gwyneth Angharad has a good video on it.
Thank you! I'm getting better at that tricky pronunciation, thanks to your comment.
Welsh, I love you, but you are very hard to pronounce :p. Can anyone break that last word up into smaller phonetics? It's spoken very fast in these examples
Welsh has very regular spelling so once you learn a sound that letter pretty much only makes that sound (some exceptions for the vowel y and u). Firstly, Prin-ha-oon is the way I'd approximate Prynhawn to be. P is always a p as in pet. r is a trilled r, but a normal English r is fine. Y can be an "i" sound as in pit. H is always pronounced never silent. A as in pat, w is approximately oo and n is always n as in not. Deeth is how I'd approximate dydd. D is always d as in date. Y here is kind of a ee sound in the south ( I don't know how to approximate the northern y). Dd is a letter in its own right as opposed to two "d"s and is a soft "th" as in "This" and "That". Ll again is a letter its own right and is pronounced by putting your tongue to the top of your mouth like you are going to say an l and then breathing out hard (sounds almost like a hiss). The u here can be ee like y in the south and again I'm not sure how to say my northern version in English, and again n is just your standard n.
Llun is pronounced like the word 'lean' in English except you need the aspirate 'l' at the beginning. Make an 'l' shape in your mouth and then blow.
Thank you all for explaining, That original post was quite awhile ago and I'm pleased to say I've mastered that 'Ll' sound since then. I really enjoy Welsh phonetics, they sound really quite exotic and I can confidently say that welsh has the most interesting sounds of all four of the major languages I am learning at the moment, it is such a beautiful sounding language that sounds very unique.