Two months on Duolingo
I started on here in August after chatting to some friends about if it's ever too
late to learn a language. I'm middle aged & I thought I love my home land of
Wales so I'll have a go at slowing the decline in numbers in Welsh speakers
here. Its been positive on duolingo, learning at my own pace. I do not think
I'm fully aware of all that the web site offers but i'm sure I will find this out.
I'd like to start conversing with other welsh learners on the site as time goes
on but again i reckon that will come along as i become more fluent in Welsh
S'mae pobl, dw i'n byw yn manceinion ond mae gen i caravan ger dolgellau. Dw i'n mwynhau dysgu cymraeg ar duolingo, a dw i'n (enrolled) ar crws skype (through) Bangor colleg.
Ges I fy geni a fy magu yng nghonalbarth Lloegr ond fy nheulu yn dod o Gymru yn wreiddiol.
Like you I am interested in keeping the Welsh language alive and am really enjoying the learning experience. the biggest problem I have, living where I do, will be getting any opportunity to actually use it. I don't know any welsh speakers myself, even my remaining relatives back in Wales don't speak welsh themselves!
I recently found the site 'Say something in Welsh' which is giving me the chance to hear and practice some basic conversational Welsh. If you haven't tried it yet it may be worth a look.
Welsh is a beautiful language and well worth the effort it takes to learn. Good luck for the future!
I also discovered the Say Something in Welsh course a few days ago. It seems excellent to me, although a bit scary having to pronounce and remember sentences on-the-spot, as it were. But this audio course gives you the chance to practice purely speaking, as you pointed out yourself, and is therefore invaluable. I am an absolute beginner, and also middle aged, but very excited about learning Welsh (alongside Catalan and improving my intermediate Spanish). What I usually do before a Duolingo Welsh session is to run through a set of sentences on the Glossika Welsh course, which is really good and also absolutely free. Hoping these three websites combined will prove to be a Welsh winner!
Thanks Rob and Emma;
Will be sure to take a look at that Glossika site. I would also like to confess at this point to being middle aged.
My cunning plan to improve my welsh is to hopefully retire there one day. Provided I can find a welsh speaking area, the most common accent I seem to encounter when i'm there is a midland one which is particularly ironic for me
Da iawn, diolch Rob. @Pwb lwc, hefyd.
Thanks for the lead to the say something site & have fun learning welsh.
Talk to other learners about their learning experiences, but talk to native speakers if you want to improve your language skills. It´s all too easy to compound errors without realising it.