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Breakthroughs: Does anybody have small successes/breakthroughs speaking Cymraeg they want to share?


#1057

I tried to make a comment on my grown up daughter’s frend’s FB in English. The usual smartphone typos made my intended witty comment look a bit wierd…

I changed to Welsh and she saw the funny side.


#1058

My smartphone interprets most of my typos as Welsh anyway…


#1059

Today I had a mini conversation with the postman. Yay!


#1060

Since moving to Cardiff I’ve been having small dribs of conversations - mostly diolchs/s’maes and ordering drinks and food etc. However, I got almost three hours of conversation in on Monday at two separate ‘clonc’ groups - everyone was so friendly and I learned so much. Despite finishing level three, I am still only really comfortable with the past and present tense when referencing myself, but I can see that the practice in the conversation groups really cements it in my peanut brain! This time some forms of “bod” got cemented too which feels like a mountain as its a tricky one!


#1062

Hi Clare, I’m not very active on the forum and just come across your message about Nia in Llandudno. Is there any more info?
Diolch.


#1063

Hi Rohini
Nia is doing a day pit in Llandudno on Saturday starting at 10am meeting in the Causing Table at the Great Orme. This is a link to the timetable on the forum. Let me know if you find it or not and I’ll try to do it manually for you.


#1064

It should be a good day. There a few people coming already. I’m not sure if I need my bucket and spade though!


#1065

Great Clare, diolch yn fawr. I’ll try and make it and maybe bring a friend.


#1066

Hope to are you there!


#1067

This Saturday in Llandudno :sunglasses:


#1068

Wela i di yno gobeithio :slight_smile:


#1069

Mae tywydd yn edrych yn dda :beach_umbrella:


#1070

I wish I was in Llandudno. The forecast where I’m at is predicting upper eighties to mid-nineties for this week. (30-34°C). We have 31% humidity right now, and it’s miserable outside.


#1071

This week’s challenge for me at Week 4 on the Deep End is to learn a song—by heart.

I know what it will be and so far can manage the first verse of a beautiful Plygain carol that I love. It’s long though. However, there are still 167 days to Christmas… maybe 166 where you are… just saying.

Now wouldn’t that be brilliant… a Slack Plygain session around the world with folk chiming in as tradition would have us do and local time zones allow.


#1072

That sounds great. A 24 hour, online, Plygain. Count me in!


#1073

Dw i ar y fford yn cerdedd o gorsaf tren.


#1074

Lle mae pawb? Mae’na tri o honnyn ni yn y bar.


#1075

I have so many!

  1. I had a joking/playful argument with my friend in Caernarfon about sports (started over him dismissing the US women’s FIFA victory because they’re women :roll_eyes:), including some sassy responses on my part

  2. Accidentally understood a full line in Heno Yn Yr Anglesey once I learned the word “aros”

  3. Had a few drinks too many with friends, started speaking Cymraeg, someone took a video, and watching it back I saw that I was actually speaking clearly and correctly, and my tipsy Cymraeg was actually clearer than my tipsy English! Which is a good sign for when I start visiting pubs in and around Bangor :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

  4. Can sing/play Allwedd by Bwncath on guitar almost completely by heart and I understand 90% of it

  5. Can sing/play Drwy Dy Lygid Di by Yws Gwynedd on piano and I understand about 60-70% of this one

There’s a few others, and now that I’ve got this thread bookmarked, I’ll be sure to come back and add to my list :grinning:


#1076

Doesn’t it feel great? I was just in Wales for a week and had warned myself (this is the kind of insanity that can set in when you live alone) that if I didn’t speak to someone in Welsh on my first day (and a whispered ‘diolch’ wouldn’t count), I wasn’t allowed a G&T in the evening. I was so nervous you’d have thought I’d been asked to sing Queen of the Night at the Carnegie Hall. But I found my victims, told them ‘dw i newydd dechrau dysgu’ and was rewarded with big smiles and ‘da iawn ti’. Little triumphs…


#1077

Yes, I’m starting to say the wrong words. For instance talking on the hangout today I said 'chwarae" instead of 'chwaneg". I had no idea I had got it wrong. I know the two words since childhood, so I think it was more a slip of the tongue than a learners mistake, which I think shows that my brain is processing the language differently.