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


#1172

I want to learn Welsh because I live in Wales and want to speak with my Welsh-speaking neighbours and friends in their own language.


#1173

I live in Wales (though sadly not in a Welsh speaking part).


#1174

I want to be a Welsh speaker because I now live and work in North Wales and want to speak the national language. Also both the village I live in and my work place are Welsh speaking although everyone is very friendly and speak English with me and help with Welsh translation.


#1175

I agree and I also want to be able to read novels and poetry in the original form and to talk to and listen to people in their country in their own language.


#1176

‘I want to be a Welsh speaker because…’ I want to talk to my neighbours and keep the Welsh language alive.


#1177

I want to be a Welsh speaker because my daughter learned as an adult and so I want to catch her up and make her proud of me.


#1178

My sentiments exactly.


#1179

I know this feeling @charlotte-lunn . Da iawn chdi! :clap:t2:


#1180

I have a Welsh heritage which I’m not sure I can fully embrace until I can understand the language.


#1181

I want to learn Welsh because I want to feel more Welsh- I never learnt the language as I grew up in an area of Wales where it’s not really spoken. I really want to be more of a part of the community of Welsh speakers from across Wales that I’ve met in choirs etc.

One effect of me learning Welsh will be me finally being able to chat to friends who all assumed I already spoke Welsh (having quite a Welsh name!), and be able to sing Welsh songs and understand them.


#1182

I want to be a welsh speaker because I live in Wales.


#1183

I want to learn Welsh so that my brain doesn’t die and so I can talk to my friends in Welsh, and help my son practice his Welsh


#1184

I want to learn Welsh because I live in Wales.
I already speak 5 languages and it rather gets to me that Welsh is still eluding me!


#1185

I want to be able to speak Welsh as growing up in Liverpool I was always intrigued by Welsh on holidays when I was a child. Plus I have a good friend who claims to be Welsh, he’s as Welsh as my little finger really, but it would be satisfying to be able to speak Welsh when he can’t! I also love the way the course is taught and builds up - I first came across it on Radio 2. It’s rewarding to speak to Welsh friends too.


#1186

I find this strangely amusing, because when you’re trying to learn, sometimes it feels like your brain is dying. :joy:


#1187

I want to be a Welsh speaker because I spend a lot of time in Machynlleth and it seems rude not to at least try to speak some Welsh.


#1188

I want to be a welsh speaker so that I can sing my children to sleep in welsh (I really want to sing them Suo-Gan) and so that I can properly sing and understand the national anthem at rugby games.


#1189

I want to be a Welsh speaker because I have a Welsh name!


#1190

I can understand that. Although born and raised in England, I‘ve always ‘felt Welsh’, so being able to speak the language will give me a stronger connection to my ancestors.


#1191

I want to be a Welsh speaker because I’ve been fascinated by Wales and all things Welsh since I read “How Green Was My Valley” as a teenager (roughly 45 years ago). There was no really helpful Welsh instruction available as I live in southern California! Then–behold, the Internet and SSiW! :star_struck:

There’s not much chance I’ll be using it in southern California, so the language itself must be my reward.