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'I want to be a Welsh speaker because...'


#2583

I want to be a Welsh speaker because my grandsons are Welsh.
It would be lovely to share that aspect of life with them.


#2584

I want to be a Welsh speaker (and a Scottish Gaelic speaker, which I’m also slowly beginning to learn) so that I can perform and act in my great grandparents’ languages.

In my family we are mixed from all the British nations, but sadly the Celtic languages have been lost within the last four generations and we’re firmly English monoglot - I am going to change this and hope that my friends and family will feel less afraid of things they don’t fully understand. I want to be able to read Cranogwen and Hedd Wyn, I want to be able to understand every word Gwenno sings. There is a cultural scene surrounding Cymraeg and I don’t want to miss out on it anymore.


#2585

… I want to be able to understand the songs of Datblygu without reading them.