@Courtenay, thank you so much for the links, they will be very useful. I hope I'll start the course tomorrow:) i'm especially delighted with the fact there are many books available in Cornish - reading is my life and I of course want to read in the languages that I'm learning... Of course, it'll take time to become as fluent in Cornish as is required for reading fiction, but I'm happy that there is a possibility and that books are written and translated into it. By the way, have you read Dapne du Maurier's novels? They're in English, but they're mostly set in Cornwall, and they're marvellously beautiful. Reading about the places where the languages that I'm learning are spoken helps me stay inspired.
You'll be ahead of us all anyway:) And the thing is, I've only done 8 lessons from the Welsh course, but I've found that I can already compose some simple texts about myself or about my interests. I keep a diary in Cymraeg and write something every evening, and I also write small posts on Clecs. So the method really works splendidly and I'm sure we'll be able to have small chats here!
I can't help but instantly like someone who loves "The Mabinogi" and wants to learn the Middle Welsh!
I have only been able to practise with my giant snails Cordelia and Ophelia.They look very sympathetic and move their horns in response, but, alas, they can't answer. So, I could create a separate thread on forum for us (and for someone who might care to join us in practising written Welsh, maybe) or we could just write messages?