Profiles for Characters in Welsh-Course
I am a slow learner but after all this time doing welsh, there have emerged some patterns in the course that lead me to consider that there are profiles for all the figures / names, that seemed so random at first. The most obvious seems to beowen, who really likes parsnips, know a lot about them and has thought about going into business with them. Has anyone else got similar observations or knows anything about such profiles?
I think Owen has turned into a giant parsnip. His skin has gone a creamy white and he has green hair. He has developed lots of deep horizontal lines that sometimes sprout hairs, because he has been sunbathing for too long on the beach in Spain, where he goes for his holidays. He likes to spend half his time buried up to his neck in a field beside the old canal in Abergaveny, enjoying the good Welsh rain. (That's why he goes to Spain for his holidays - to dry out!) Then the other half of the time he sits in a shop in Cardiff trying in vain to look intelligent.
Think I might make some parsnip and lemon soup next week!!!!!!!
It would be really good, to have characters with profiles. It would make what you are learning more related to real life and fun. They do that with children's reading books. When I did a short course about teaching languages, we were told to create a community with real life situations and characters that our pupils could identify with. Don't think Duo compilers did anything like that - mind you that was over 30 years ago! But it did work and the kids became engrossed in the characters and their doings so learned quickly.
I'm not sure there are really any profiles, just a few running jokes. The Owen one being the most obvious example. No others spring to mind, but I'm sure as I keep going through the lessons, more will become apparent.
Sioned seems to have a very contradictory back story. At one moment, she's a fine actress and singer, and in the next she's very boring, only to turn around and handcraft her own lounge furniture.
Maybe she had a horrible marriage and dropped out of the limelight. Now she lives a lonely but content live in a little cottage somewhere in Snowdonia. Her old friends think, that it is a boring life compared to the one she lived before but she is happy, surrounded by her handcrafted furniture.