This is interesting @rhian-sykes
“Being bilingual make Wales more open-minded”
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.
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
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
A few months is more than enough time!
Achos dwi’n mwynhau dysgu non-English languages
Dw i’n moyn it siarad cymraeg achos, do’n i ddim yn dysgu cymraeg yn ysgol ond galla fi nawr.
love this one!
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
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!
Thank you so much for the encouragement!
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 (1 mile guys!! So close… )
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!
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 !
Dw i’n moyn bod siaradwr Cymraeg acos dw i’n byw yng Gymru ac mae hi’n fy nghatre i.
A very warm welcome to the forum, Diane…
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…
Thank you. It would have been easier in English but for some reason I thought it had to be in Welsh x
Ha ha we’ve all been there. I usually realise just in time, then delete it all and start again .
Also at our real life Welsh speaking meeting, I thought this seems really natural, and then realised that I was speaking English
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!
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
THANK YOU SSIW for the ongoing support