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


My best language slip up was using British Sign Language to a deaf friend. He had recently recovered from a bad cold so I signed “how are you feeling?” At least that’s what I thought I had signed. what I actually signed was “who are you feeling?”

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Because I grew up in Cardiff learning small bits of welsh in school and now live in Pembrokeshire near Crymych where it’s a lot more welsh speaking. I want to feel part the welsh speaking community:)


I want to be a Welsh Speaker because I can then converse with my Welsh customers and friends in their own language as a mark of respect and also to help contribute to the renaissance of the Welsh language.


I want to be a Welsh speaker because my partner & her daughters speak Welsh & I wish to join in with them.


I grew up in Wales and my Dad’s family were Welsh. I feel that I was denied something important to my identity, and I want to claim it back. Now I"m learning it I want to learn it for its own sake because it is a fascinating and beautiful language, and giving me more understanding of the world I grew up in.


I have moved to Wales so I should learn the country’s language.
I’d also like to join in a conversation rather than it stop and
change to English for me.


I want to be a Welsh speaker because my husband and I spend a lot of our holidays and days out in Wales and our dream is to move there one day and own a smallholding. So I’d like to be able to chat to locals in their own language.


I want to be a Welsh speaker because I want to be able to talk to my friends and customers in their first language. I’m a landlady in rural Carmarthenshire so I have the advantage of hearing Welsh everyday.and a gang of very enthusiastic supporters. I can’t wait to join in and look forward to getting involved in the wider community too.


I want to be a Welsh speaker to prove to myself that I can do it, I’ve never been much good at learning languages.

And I hope I will be able to go into Cafe Soar here in Merthyr and have a conversation without feeling too shy one day :wink:


I want to be a welsh speaker because I would just love to be able to speak Welsh.

What I would like to happen is to be able to have a conversation with people I work with


That’s one of my reasons too.

Chwarae teg


I want to be a Welsh speaker because i live in North Wales and i want to more properly be part of the community here - and learning to speak the native language shows a commitment to the people, the place, its history and its future.


I felt that same embarrassment when I visited a shop in beddgelert last year, the lady at the counter was chatting to a customer in Cymraeg and I felt ashamed that I didn’t know one word of the language of the country I was visiting. I’'m going again in a few weeks and I will definitely speak to someone in Cymraeg. I am not a professional linguist like you, but I usually make a point of learning at least a few basic phrases before I visit a different country, if only because I have found that people are a lot more responsive if you make an effort to speak to them in their own language.


Thanks for the comment Jason


my husband, son and daughter in law are first language Welsh and now I have a baby Grandson I want to speak Welsh fluently with him as he learns to talk.


I want to be a Welsh speaker because, among other things, I want to understand the songs that I belt out at Parc Y Scarlets - and I want to understand what was going on with Myfanwy. Oh, and I want to be able to eavesdrop on the neighbours, but keep that to yourselves! Diolch yn fawr.


I want to be a Welsh speaker because I want to have a conversation in Welsh with my daughter who goes to a Welsh school.


I want to be a Welsh speaker because I’m proud to be Welsh, I’d love to join in conversations and really feel a part of the traditional heritage and culture.


I know how you feel Amy, I have been wanting to learn or years but havent got around to it. My Granddaughter has just started Cylch so I am at last taking the plunge! Good luck

  • I want to play my part and keep my countries language alive :heart:, speak it with my children, and in the village where I grew up.