Hi everyone -
I've been lurking on the forums for a little bit now and thought that it was finally time to come out of the woodwork and say hello.
A little background - I was born and raised in southwestern Pennsylvania (near Pittsburgh) but I've lived most of my life in Tucson, Arizona. In 1999, I got married and moved to the northeast coast of Scotland where I've been ever since.
I have always wanted to learn Welsh. My gg grandparents came from Llanelli and I'm so proud of my Welsh heritage (I'm a bit of a genealogy geek!). Over the years, I've managed to gather quite a few Welsh learning resources...the old Catchphrase series (on vinyl!), Now You're Talking, etc. I would try to start learning it and get through some simple phrases but I wasn't sticking to any sort of routine.
I was so thrilled when I came across SSIW because I started to actually speak Welsh rather than just wish that I could speak Welsh.
I've just finished Lesson 14 (and whoa...that was pretty brutal). I know that i will get the hang of it - there's a bit of comfort when you know some bits of the sentence. (But, right now, I'm hoping that I'll never have the need to say that an old man in the pub last night says that he wants to speak with your sister...).