Who besides me really loves the Welsh language and wants it to come back? I also would like to know who has the highest level in Welsh. How long did it take you to get where you are?
I also would like to suggest that Duolingo maybe have a Welsh alphabet and pronunciation chart because I find it difficult to pronounce many words. (If they already have one please direct me to it)
Yes, I think it's a wonderful language, although unfortunately I didn't find anyone who actually spoke it when I was recently in Pembrokeshire!
I'm level 22 and I've been doing it since October 2017. I'm trying not to rush so that I actually take things in. I'm also using the site www.saysomethinginwelsh.com, which is an audio course, and it complements DuoLingo very well, particularly as far as pronunciation goes.
Well if you choose to opt for the most expensive option - the accelerated programme, yes, you are helped through the lessons and a structured work programme to go with, online chats and guarantees speaking Welsh in 6 months - or your money back - fairly incredible ( I can’t believe they do that).
Or you work through the listening challenges by yourself - which is what I did - first 25 free, second 25 £4 a month I think, roughly. That used to be the only option.
I think that is the best value for money I ever had in my life to be honest - because it works.
Dw i'n mwynhau dysgu Cymraeg. I don't recall how long it's taken me to get to my current level. I started the Welsh course shortly after it was released, got about 1/3 through the tree and then stopped for nearly two years. Now I'm back at it, reviewing what I did before and trying to complete the tree. I'll probably reach level 25 before completing the tree because of how the new crown system works, as I need to review so many of the skills I had completed before I took a break.
The highest level is 25. There's a soft cap on levels. You can earn more XP indefinitely after level 25 but your level will not increase beyond 25. I know there are a few people who have level 25 in Welsh around here, but that's still a pretty uncommon milestone. The course is only a few years old and the only way to earn XP is through doing the tree. Before the crown system we had to re-do skills that have "decayed" to earn additional XP to get your level up. But now with crowns, if you want to get to level 25, you will need to work at getting all your skills in the tree to 5 crowns. And that depends on how quickly you learn the skill.
I'll add that whatever pace that you are comfortable with learning is good. This isn't a race or a competition.
Annwyl Cage Ar
So after you have got up to level 5 on each skill in the tree do you move on to 6, 7 8 etc right up to 25?
If level 25 is the highest, then I've reached the highest level. I don't know when I got there though, sorry. I started practising Welsh three years ago and am currently on a 840 day streak.
Wow. That’s an impressive streak and the best possible level. Fantastic!
To answer the original post, Yes I love Welsh too.
I also use Say Something In Welsh which is a rocket boost for speaking - hang on for a thrilling ride!
I too find that it compliments Duo Lingo very well - one does the speaking side - the other, the written side of things.
As learners we have some great resources available!
Thanks to Duo Lingo team for their hard work ( am ddim!)
See the pronunciation videos that we recommend in the discussions on pronunciation and in the course notes. You can also search the discussions to find the discussion on 'The Welsh alphabet and using a dictionary'. The alphabet is set out in one of the courses notes and is easily found on the web, too.
If you have not found the link to the pronunciation videos yet, just look on the web for 'youtube welshplus pronunciation basics'.
Note that several pronunciation guides on the web are quite poor.