What do you like about Wales, Welsh, and the Welsh accent?
I'm half Welsh, and I often visit Wales. Wales is a beautiful country, Wales is a beautiful language, and the Welsh accent is a beautiful accent! But I'd like to know what you think. And how many Welsh users are there out there?
I LOVE the welsh accent! its so romantic and sing-song like, don't you think?!
Yup, it's a very sing song accent...really nice to listen too...the Duolingo Welsh accent is not nearly as nice as the REAL Welsh accent...
i have a dream of going to Wales, and i have a bit of welsh in me as well... very little, but a bit. as much as it is worth:) lol<3 How far is Wales from where you live in the UK? Nora told be a bit about you... you sound so fun! i'd love so much to hear your accent!
Um, I live about two hours drive from the Welsh border...I think. I live in the middle of England, so not really fun, or really close.;)
oh, okay! that is fun! lol! at least you are TWO HOURS from the welsh border instead of, like, i'm not exactly sure how many hours... but its a LOT more than 2!
. Curry half and halfs
. 'I'll be there now in a minute'
. Gareth Bale
. Eisteddfod, and all its respective school-staged knockoffs
. Referring to people by their last names
. Derek the weather
. Being referred to as English, and being offended despite probably being more English than the person calling you English
. The fact that I can pronouce Llanfairpwllgwyngychgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
. Daffodil hats
. Six quid on the Severn Bridge
. The word 'minging'
And I'm only half Welsh.
cool! I can't pronounce that really long Welsh name!!! I have been to the really long name place though
Hi! Everyone is welcome to talk on here...so looking forward to talking!!!
I thought I said hi! How do you say "hello" in Welsh? Please say the Welsh word in Welsh and also how you pronounce it!
There are a few ways of saying it, but "helo" is the most obvious. Pronounced the same way as "hello" in English!
I think it's going ok... Actualy, I just remembered that I used to go to Wales a lot when i was younger! (aberdovey)
I see.......I still go to Wales loads. It's beauuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuutiful! I think so anyway....c u at the gym!
As it's monday, shall we (me and you) try to get as much XP as possible this week, and on sunday, we can see who has got the most XP for the week!
I love the sound of Welsh - I have done since I started at secondary school in 1973 (in the South East of England) and met my best friend, whose family originated from an area of South Wales where Welsh is/was common among the older generation. I also love the scenery, particularly around Gwynedd and Ynys Mon.
If we possibly can, my wife and I want to move there while we are still not too old to find work and integrate, so we're trying to learn Welsh (in her line of work, it is almost compulsory to be able to at least answer the phone in Welsh even if you then hand over to someone more fluent).
That's amazing that you want to move to Wales... you know it's soooo beautiful. and thx for your interesting comment...Welsh is still popular in wales, especially in certain areas of south wales where it's taught in schools (like the whole education is in welsh) and welsh is compulsory in all schools I think. and obviously the older generation speak it (like my grandparents...it's their first language....)
I don't know ... Everything? I'm not Welsh and I don't have any ancestors from Wales, but I love the country and the language.
yes, the country is beautiful (especially areas like the Gower, the Brecon Beacons, and Snowdonia!
oh my! i read a book about Snowdonia... that's the place i wish to go!!! that's so fun, lol:)
Snowdonia is beautiful. Snowdon (as I'm sure you know!) is the highest peak, and while it's only 1, 085 meters tall (not quite the Rockies, I know) it's still a good climb. and I've climbed it. #achievement
Wow, Elizabeth! that is amazing! the rockies are the best climb...:) i wish i could climb Snowdon... and visit wales... i want to travel the world, really! have you ever been to the States before?
Nope! Never! I'd like to though. ;))) one day maybe. That would be sooooo cool. Then I'd finally get to hear LOTS of American accents, rather than the odd one here and there.
yea girl! its so funny, you want to come here, and i want to go there lol! if you ever do come visit, go first to NY to visit Nora, then you can come to Kentucky, lol! i know about every nook and cranny there is in my state! i live 20 minutes from Mammoth Cave, which is a very big tourist town. it has a lot of natural caves, hence the name lol!
Yeah, that would be coooool! And you should come to WALES and England some time...
You've never been to the UK, have you? It's tiiiiiiiiiiny in comparison to America....don't know how many times Wales would fit into America, but I suppose Americans would find it quite quaint!!!
no, Elizabeth. i have not been to the UK... but if you can tell, i would absolutely LLOOOOVEEEE to visit there! especially london. my family's last name generated from the scottish name "Lindon..." i would love to go to london some day. just anywhere in the UK honestly! i love going to different countries and learning their customs, and seeing how different they are. it is so enticing to me! i went to Haiti in January of this year... it was a fantastic experience! My family is a band... we travel around the US and Canada sharing our music and singing... and its amazing the places we have been to. We bought a new bus in Aug. of last year, and it was from England. apparently the owners put it on a ferry, and the Ferry brought it to the US. so that's really interesting!
London is an awesome city! The Houses of Parliament, The Big Ben, loads of free museums, The London Eye - there's just so much to see! Cool! About your band I mean. So how do you do school if you travel all the time, huh? I like visiting other countries too, but I've only been abroad once...to Holland. I also visited France, Belgium, and Germany on the same trip! Can you believe it, my country is TINY compared to yours, and I've never been to Scotland! Or even Ireland!
I'm also a quarter welsh and people are so friendly there. I live in Newport most of the time I'm there and the scenery on the way is amazing. The community is also very good. However , i think the language is really difficult to learn.
what do you mean by do wales? I've never been there, really studied it, and I'm not currently learning the language. Hope I answered your question! :)
I am Welsh and Awstralian me.
I very much like Caerphilly. It is the place of family. The view of the castle outside the front window is almost as wonderful as the view over the town from the mountain.
I have so many memories of the great uncles. Coal miners you know. They used to take me on long walks to see piles of rubble. And on those walks tell me stories that to this day remind me of who I am and the family that preceeded me.
It is a bit further for me to travel though, from the New South Wales to the Old South Wales.
Well, Welsh is certainly a beautiful place..... my granddad was a coal miner so I have heard lots about that...and I am half Welsh myself...do you live in Australia?
Ie, Dw i byw ym Awstralia. Yes, and there is a story for that. My grandfather was in a food line in Cardiff after the war and it turned out that whilst he was expecting bread he had joined the line to emigrate. There was some surprise in the family, but not having heard of Australia they decided it couldn’t be any further than France and decided to go anyway. We have been moving between the two ever since.
You've never heard of Wales? Or just never heard of Welsh? Wales is one of the countries that makes up the UK, and it's beautiful. Anyway, Welsh, as well as English, is spoken in Wales. It's beautiful and soft sounding and sing song, and it sounds really pretty...it uses the same alphabet as English, with just a few added letters.