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


#790

This is interesting @rhian-sykes :slightly_smiling_face:

“Being bilingual make Wales more open-minded” :point_down:


#791

Croseo i’r ffwrm, Evans-Louiseh (Welcome to the forum). I don’t know your current level of Welsh nor your plan to learn Welsh. A lot of people think that being a Welsh speaker means you are fluent. That is not true. There is a large continuum to being a Welsh speaker. How much can an 18 month old child say? A few sentences and and many words. Is that child NOT a Welsh speaker? Absolutely not. Just a beginner Welsh speaker on his/her way to becoming a fluent Welsh speaker.

If you can speak 4 or more sentences in Welsh, you are a Welsh speaker.


#792

Many, many reasons but in the short term…

I want to be a Welsh speaker because I am getting married in a few months time and I would like to be confident enough to say a few words in Welsh during my speech :blush:


#793

Llongyfarchiadau/congratulations to you both and welcome to your new class. Take a seat wherever you feel comfortable and please, fasten your safety-harness and remove all tongue-piercings for risk of injury to self and bystanders :crazy_face:
A few months is more than enough time!


#794

Achos dwi’n mwynhau dysgu non-English languages :smiley:


#795

Dw i’n moyn it siarad cymraeg achos, do’n i ddim yn dysgu cymraeg yn ysgol ond galla fi nawr.


#796

love this one!


#797

I want to be a welsh speaker so that i can talk to friends in their native language. I am also a proud welshman but always feel a twinge of shame that i dont speak the tongue


#798

I want to be able to read a newspaper in Welsh and listen to Radio Cymru. I live in Wales and am also a proud Welsh woman. Now is the time!


#799

Thank you so much for the encouragement! :smiley:


#800

Oh YES! That’d be a wonderful feeling!

Unfortunately I live 1 mile from the Welsh border and so fill out the England form which obviously doesn’t ask :confused: (1 mile guys!! So close… :weary:)


#801

Diolch.


#802

I want to be a welsh speaker because my mother and my children are able to speak this beautiful language and it’s about time I cracked it!


#803

I want to be a welsh speaker because firdtly, I am Welsh and ptoud, secondly I was denied the chance of learning in school when I was younger. Last but not least my husband and all his family are Welsh speakers and I feel very left out and deprived !


#804

Dw i’n moyn bod siaradwr Cymraeg acos dw i’n byw yng Gymru ac mae hi’n fy nghatre i.


#805

A very warm welcome to the forum, Diane… :slight_smile: :star2:

Apart from the ‘Be’ dach chi’n gwneud rwan?’ thread (Be' 'dach chi'n gwneud rwan? A phethau arall yn Gymraeg - A topic to practice Welsh, open to all!) we keep things in English on the forum so that all our learners, and potential learners, feel part of everything…:slight_smile:


#806

Thank you. It would have been easier in English but for some reason I thought it had to be in Welsh x


#807

Ha ha we’ve all been there. I usually realise just in time, then delete it all and start again :angry:.

Also at our real life Welsh speaking meeting, I thought this seems really natural, and then realised that I was speaking English :grinning:


#808

I want to be a Welsh speaker because my cousin comes over from Minnesota once a year and can speak fluent Welsh (despite never having lived in the UK). I would love to surprise him by having a decent conversation with him yn y Gymraeg!


#809

Ok so…I WANT TO BE A WELSH SPEAKER to keep up with my two children who are in Welsh medium education, increase my job prospects, and BECAUSE it’s my heritage, and I feel as though something has been missing all my life, not having had much opportunity or encouragement. I suppose the main reason is BECAUSE I ENJOY IT :purple_heart:
THANK YOU SSIW for the ongoing support