Hello! I arrived from New Delhi (India) 10 days ago in Wales, living in Aberystwyth, and will be here for the next three months. I have been through the first 5 challenges in Say Something in Welsh and I have found that my knowledge of Indian languages (Hindi and Urdu) helps greatly in getting Welsh sounds and pronunciations right. I’m enjoying the learning process so much that Aran now gives me company whenever I walk up and down the hill, along the sunset at Aberystwyth beach, and even while shopping and buying groceries (Sorry, Aran!).
While most people wonder why I’m speaking to myself, or laughing on my own, or making funny faces to get the ‘ll’ sound right, I’m keen to meet more of you like me who may be around and like to meet up for a conversation. Let’s become confident Welsh speakers, together?
PS: I can now proudly pronounce ‘Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch’. Mission successful, and I’m ready to go home!