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#182

Thank you so much for checking!


#183

What’s this about Philadelphia in 2020? I have family there…


#184

The National Association Festival of Wales (NAFOW) has a yearly convention either in the United States or Canada. Last year it was in Washington DC. This year it will be in Milwaukee and next year, 2020, it will be in Philadelphia.

From the website:

The tradition began in 1929 when over 4,000 people gathered at Niagara Falls for the first National Gymanfa Ganu. It became the largest gathering of the Welsh, descendants, and friends in North America. The festival is held in a different location each year, in either the U.S. or Canada, on the shared Labor Day holiday weekend, and this year is our 90th anniversary. Prepare yourself for four full days of song, merriment, and camaraderie with old and new friends, celebrating the life, heritage, and culture of Wales in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

I was only able to attend on Saturday, but I heard several lectures (most by Aran), spoke a ton of Cymraeg and had a total blast. If Milwauke was closer to the East Coast, I’d attend. I’ll wait until 2020 for Philadelphia and volunteer to help on the SSiW table.


#185

Well now, that sounds like fun!


#186

@jennifer-thomas-mend @violetsnow @Allison @Abbey @laurawydapszeniczny @sarah-17 @Bobi @matt-oliver @KellyMoore @rdavidclark

Mae ddrwg gen i, pawb. (sorry, everyone) for posting so late. Life gets busy sometimes and I’ve forgotten to post about tomorrow’s meeting. Let’s work on our adjectives and tell the group about a cool place you have visited. Here’s a link to a page loaded with adjectives to assist.


#187

@johnowen @sasha-lathrop @matt-oliver

Mae ddrwg gen i, pawb. (sorry, everyone) for posting so late. Life gets busy sometimes and I’ve forgotten to post about tomorrow’s meeting. Let’s work on our adjectives and tell the group about a cool place you have visited. Here’s a link to a page loaded with adjectives to assist.


#188

@jennifer-thomas-mend @violetsnow @Allison @Abbey @laurawydapszeniczny @sarah-17 @Bobi @matt-oliver @KellyMoore @rdavidclark

I’m sorry everyone. I’ve caught a nasty virus and am totally not able to host tonight’s session. But we’ll make it up next week.


#189

@johnowen @sasha-lathrop @matt-oliver

I’m sorry everyone. I’ve caught a nasty virus and am totally not able to host tonight’s session. But we’ll make it up next week.


#190

Oh, bummer! Sorry to hear you’re not feeling well. Take good care of yourself and we’ll do it next week! Brysia wella! :sunflower::hibiscus::blossom::tulip:


#191

Diolch, Sasha-Lathrop. Mae gen i panad o de a dw i’n gwylio y rhaglen Y Gwyll ar S4C. I’ve got a cup of tea and I’m watching the program, Hinterland on S4C.


#192

Oh no! Feel better! Although isn’t it great that Y Gywll is on S4C now! See you next week.


#193

Dw i wedi bod yn gwylio Y Gwyll hefyd. ( I have been watching Hinterland too) I watched it before in Saesneg.
Tan y tro nesa. (Until next time).


#194

O na! Brysia wella! I’d like to note that even in your absence I’ve been able to learn that new phrase for getting better. I’m looking forward to next week.


#195

@delawarejones Brysia wella! So sorry to hear you aren’t feeling well. Enjoy Y Gwyll - great that it’s available on S4C now. I had to buy the DVDs to see it in Welsh. Totally worth it - it’s a great show!


#196

Brysia wella, Court! A DIOLCH am dy holl waith arbennig a dy holl angerdd dros y Gymraeg… :star: :star2:


#197

@AnnaC @Abbey @rdavidclark @KellyMoore
Diolch i chi i gyd! Thank you all! Dwi 'di bod yn cysgu llawer a dw i’n teimlo’n tipyn bach well. I’ve been sleeping a lot and I’m a little bit feeling better.

@aran Diolch o galon am eich geiriau caredig. Dw i’n llwyddiannus oherwydd mae’r pobl ar y ffrwm 'na yn mor bod o gymorth. Beth ydy grŵp heb ei aelodau? Mae pawb yn calonogi ein gilydd. Mae hi’n ymdrech grŵp! Dw i’m gwneud dim byd.


#198

I am glad to hear you are feeling better. I have to echo @aran sentiments about your contributions to getting people to speak. I have no one to talk Welsh to where I live. When I do speak in Welsh, people give me funny looks and ask if I am speaking German. Only my family is tolerant. But because you started the meet up I can talk to others, learn new words, make mistakes and have a great time. I am sad when I miss our discussions and lately I have missed a lot because of work and other obligations.
Thank you for setting it up and giving encouragement where it is needed. I do hope you feel better soon and I look forward to our next conversation.


#199

Pfffff… :wink:


#200

You’re welcome very much. I get as much out of the meetings as the other members and without you and them, it would be me talking to myself. :grin:


#201

i just starting here i would like to join your thurs group dee told me about. Is it still going on