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Croeso! Welcome to 1 sentence in Welsh - how is it going for you?


#889

Thanks. I’ll have to give it some thought, I am only able to give small amounts of time at unpredictable times and want to work at my own pace at the moment. Definitely not ready for group sessions/tutor work yet.


#890

Bore da. Dw i’n likio how this course is presented and I’m really enjoying it even though I’m only a few sessions in. I just wanted to ask, when the guy says dysgu the last vowel sounds quite far back in the throat, but I can’t really hear it when the woman says it. Just wondering if it’s a personal or regional thing, or maybe my headphones :grin: diolch yn fawr


#891

Yes, the u sound is technically further back in the throat, but it is also a personal/regional thing - you’ll hear some pronounce it that way but by no means everyone :slight_smile:


#892

I’m used to a more formal way of learning languages, so I really miss not having the grammar explained, just being told not to worry about apparent anomalies. But I’m sticking at it!


#893

Thank you


#894

Hi, Dan. Your story is similar to mine in terms of no Welsh heritage, just an interest in Welsh and Wales. I started in April. Good luck with your learning!


#895

Hi Rich
I am now subscribed and am on lesson 2. The lesson stopped after 8 minutes and whether I press pause or play there is no response. My wifi is fine.
Regarding the previous cloud conversation, old course lesson 3 queued, nothing I did made any difference, following the advice given, which was why I subscribed, thinking it would grant access. It still doesn’t download, and no other lessons are ticked.
Dw i dal isio yrmarfer, dysgu a siarad Cymraeg, ond fedra i ddim, achos fy dosbarth i isn’t yn chwerthin gyda fi! O na! Beth rwan, plis?


#896

When you’re subscribed you should be able to access (and download) all the material through a web browser. Click on ‘Learn’ in the top bar and then on ‘Challenges’ - you’ll be able to access all the challenges of all the levels and the old course material from there. If the problems you’re having are through the app, then at least going the browser route will let you in to the material while any app glitches are being sorted out.


#897

Hi @yr1arall

Ok so that’s odd. So firstly whilst we are figuring this out - as per Siaron’s excellent advice you should be able to use the material via the website - so your learning isn’t impacted.

I guess I would double check with you that this material is working for you first - this would indicate that your subscription is all up and running OK?

Secondly that you are logging onto the App with the same log in details?

I would try logging out of the App and back in, to force it to pick up your latest subscription status - if you haven’t already…

And if it still isn’t playing ball - something is in a knot - I would delete the App and reinstall…

One of these things should sort it - there are a LOT of app users out there!

Let me know what happens.

Rich :slightly_smiling_face:


#898

@yr1arall while you’re following the excellent suggestions above, I can confirm that your subscription looks absolutely fine so you shouldn’t have any issues with access


#899

Hiya. Thanks for the advice, also from Rich. I uninstalled the app and reinstalled and now have access to downloaded lesson on app. :slight_smile:


#900

Yay! :+1:


#901

Thanks Jane, you too. I’m assuming you’ve learned quite a bit from this program. You are a bit ahead of me. Any useful tips? Diolch


#902

@dan-abresch A few thoughts: For me, this method of learning is new, and I have committed to doing it. I don’t second-guess it. I just have a schedule of review, when I will decide if I choose to continue or not. My initial commitment to myself was three months, then three more, etc.
I find I feel most positive about my Welsh learning when I get through at least half a challenge per day. Usually I try to get through a whole challenge. This means I can repeat the current challenge a couple times in a week, as well as review previous challenges as desired. Sometimes I even work ahead.
It took me months of experimenting to find a time and place to do the challenges that worked for me.
I was speaking practice sentences to my sister last week. She is not a Welsh speaker nor Welsh learner, but was willing to listen. After a few sentences, she suggested a shift in mindset—from Welsh-learner to Welsh-speaker. When I followed her suggestion, she said she could tell the difference—it sounded much more beautiful.
I am at the point of needing to trade practice sentences. Any interest in doing that yet? It could be a really short session. Apparently it’s not like a conversation—our sentences don’t need to relate to each other’s.


#903

How lovely is that?? :heart_eyes:


#904

Hi Jane,
Thanks for the advice. I will certainly give it a go. Yes, I would be interested in doing that. However, I have only finished the initial sentence and challenge one, so I am a bit limited in speaking, but nonetheless I am interested. How do we start?


#905

I have sent you a direct message (I think!)