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


I wish I could have learnt more Welsh at school too. Good Luck!! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


I get together with a group of other Americans who have Welsh heritage for a week each summer, and some of them are quite fluent speakers, as are, of course, our Welsh tutors. We’re all a quirky crew, but I enjoy them a lot, and I know I would enjoy it even more if I could understand and speak more. And I’ve spent one week each summer studying the language, but making little to no progress, so I’m really hoping this may help me get over the “hump” I’ve been struggling with all these years. AND at age 73, I think this challenge will be really good for my brain.


Oh, and I forgot to say that dw i isio dysgu siarad Cymraeg achos dw i’n caru Cymru, from the three short visits I have made, and from all I’ve learned talking with the tutors we work with each summer, who are so passionate about their language and culture!


I want to be a welsh speaker becasue I am welsh and it should be my first language also it was my Taid in Deganwy’s first language and it would make him proud if he was here today.

…and when I am a welsh speaker I will enjoy speaking welsh at every opportunity :smiley:


I want to impress people at work and speak with kids and people in the community!


I have been attempting to learn Welsh for many years. I hope to finally become a Welsh speaker following this course. I want to be able to speak Welsh to keep the language alive and be able to converse with locals.


…because something inside me comes alive! (Unfortunately it’s not my ability to remember!) :slight_smile:


It seems that when I start a challenge, the clueless part of me comes alive. Things I’d normally remember suddenly vanish from my brain. :joy:


Hi, I’m Jayne. I want to be a Welsh speaker because I want to be able to have a conversation in my home language and I promised myself that when I reached a certain age I would take Welsh lessons!


I want to be a Welsh speaker because of two reasons. 1) My grandmother always bought me books to learn welsh when I was small and I think it would be honouring her to be able to speak it.
2) to see the look on my dads mates faces when I join in the middle of their welsh conversation one day at the rugby.


I know that one :joy:


I want to be a Welsh speaker because it was my grandfather’s language, and my father’s when he was young, and now my granddaughter is at a Welsh school and I want to read her books with her. Thank you SSiW for giving me the chance even though I live in England.


I was born raised in a village in Mid-Wales , as a child I heard a lot of welsh (and Old Shropshire Slang ) it was banned in early primary “English speaking teacher” and i always felt i missed out

But the Final Decision was made as i recently worked on a building site near Lampeter , and i started to recover bits of welsh i never knew i had. I was also encouraged and nudged to speak it by a couple of the local lads , which was suprize as its not something I had experianced before


I want to be a Welsh speaker because I’d like to respond back to customers at work who ask me if I speak Welsh and I have to say just a little.
It would change my life by, making me feel proud of myself because i find learning languages difficult and hopefully I will become a Welsh speaker. I live on the beautiful island of Anglesey and to be able to converse to Welsh ,will mean a great deal to me.:slight_smile:


It will change mine and my family’s life :slight_smile:


I want to be a Welsh speaker because I have so many Welsh friends and want to be able to join in their conversations and also to enjoy watching/listening to S4C.


… I love Wales and the Welsh culture. I have many Welsh friends and work colleagues. As part of my work I visit Welsh people in their homes and would dearly love to be able to converse with them in their own language instead of asking them to change to another. I love hiking in the Carneddau and would feel a greater affinity with those who farm up there if I could speak Welsh.


It’s on my bucket list and also most people were I work speak Welsh so it’s about time I got on with it


I think the Welsh language is beautiful, and im gutted that I can’t speak it despite growing up in Wales. Everyone where I live in England is surprised that I can’t speak my own language. Two years ago I took my family to the royal Welsh show and my son asked me what an announcement said. I had to explain that I didn’t know because I don’t speak Welsh. I really want to speak Welsh!!


I come from Llanfairfechan but have forgotten most of the welsh I learned as a child. I now work for a welsh speaking company and deal with first language welsh speakers on a daily basis so want to speak in welsh with them