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


#1456

I live in Wales, my grandchildren go to a welsh school and I want to be able to communicate with them in Welsh.


#1457

I want to be a Welsh speaker, because I love the language and everytime I have been in Wales, I have felt much happier. When I learn Welsh, I am going to feel very proud that I managed to learn a natural language, not just a language like Esperanto.


#1458

I want to make my partner and his family happy. :heart: (Just like he makes me happy by learning my language :stuck_out_tongue:)

I hope to experience the Welsh culture better when I’m a welsh speaker.


#1459

My dad’s family are all Welsh first language speakers and I’ve always wished that he spoke Welsh to me as a child so I’d have grown up understanding and speaking the language. I am trying to reignite the Welsh language in the family by sending my children to Welsh schools and would love to be able to support them better than my currently limited Welsh will allow.


#1460

I want to be a Welsh speaker because it was my Dads first language. He died when I was 12, which means no one speaks Welsh in my family now.
I love the Welsh language and am determined to learn and to immerse myself in Welsh culture.
I could go on but I,ll stop now !


#1461

I want to be a Welsh speaker for purely whimsical reasons: the language sounded lovely to me, and I wanted to be able to understand what is being said.

I have no connection whatsoever to Wales, have never been and don’t know anybody Welsh personally.
To my further embarrassment it hadn’t occured to me before last summer that Welsh as a language existed.
However, now I do know and plan to remedy all the above over the next couple of years.


#1462

I sort of started like this but my reasons for learning Welsh multiplied quickly. They are worse than tribbles.


#1463

I told myself when I was younger that I couldn’t learn languages and would never speak Welsh, even though I have lived here all my life. I’m now defying that belief


#1464

I want to be a Welsh speaker because I would love to be the first in my family ever to cross from the non-Welsh speaking half into the Welsh speaking half, and see jaws drop when I open my mouth at the next wedding or funeral that drags us all back together.


#1465

I want to be a Welsh speaker because it’s important to me and I want to help my daughters with their schoolwork.

I want to be able to have a conversation in welsh on holiday in west wales.


#1466

I want to be a Welsh speaker because I’ve been living in North Wales for over a decade, many of my friends are first language Welsh speakers, and I want them to be able to speak to me in their preferred language instead of everyone (generously) shifting to English while I’m present. I’m tired of feeling ashamed of myself for being a stereotype of an English person.

I also know at least one of my friends will be absolutely overjoyed when I suddenly start speaking to him in reasonably competent Welsh. That reaction alone would make it worth doing.


#1467

I want to be a Welsh speaker because we plan to move to Wales in the next year from our current home of Southampton.

We have been holidaying in South Wales every year for a decade and now we are looking to make it permanent.

I am currently looking for work but I realise it will improve my employability if I have a level of the language. More than this however, when living there I want to get the most out of the community, to be able to fully integrate and appreciate the environment around me.

I see this as a major part of taking this important change in our lives.


#1468

I want to be a Welsh speaker so that I can speak Welsh with my
Welsh speaking friends :slight_smile:


#1469

I’m learning Welsh because I can and I will become one of the MILLION.

In the past I’ve tried learning French but I’ve always been too embarrassed to speak. Now nobody can tell me that I can’t do this challenge.

As the Bake Off winner Nadiya Husssein said so beautifully: “I’m never going to put boundaries on myself again, I’m never going to say I can’t do it. I’m never going to say “maybe”. I’m never going to say I don’t think I can. I can and I will.”


#1470

Hi. I want to be a Welsh speaker because my great grandparents spoke Welsh, and my great great grandparents only spoke Welsh. It was lost in my family, and now I have a great opportunity to get it back.


#1471

because I have lived in Wales for 20 years but for the first time am working with Welsh speakers which has made learning Welsh more possible and relevant. Also, it’s a big big challenge - never learnt another language before.

I am creating a new Yorkshire Welsh dialect!!


#1472

That’s the trouble with tribbles.


#1473

I want to learn the language of my nana and to be able to converse in Welsh when I visit Wales :smiling_face_with_three_hearts::black_flag:󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿


#1474

I want to be a Welsh speaker because it will allow me to play a bigger role and feel more of a part of the community in which I live.

It will change my life as it will allow me to join in more of the social events of the clubs and groups that I belong to more easily.


#1475

I want to be a Welsh speaker because I have moved back to Wales and really want to be a part of the community. The hoped for outcome is that I will be able to speak Welsh with my native Welsh speaking friends