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


#1719

As I now live in Wales I feel it’s only right i should learn the native language and integrate more into the local community and, anyway, mae’n diddorol


#1720

I’ve lived in Wales for nearly five years now and am impressed by the culture and determination to make the country and language flourish. I’m also a little jealous when i hear the Welsh conversations that i can’t take part in. I’m looking forward to having a “proper” chat with the lovely lady in our local Welsh shop, once i have a little more Welsh up my sleeve!


#1721

My family live in The Valleys and I miss them and I want to feel a part of our land…


#1722

I want to be a Welsh speaker because I want to be able to speak to my partner in her first language.


#1723

I have Welsh speaking family and aside from surprising them with my knowledge, I feel that knowing a country’s language opens up the culture (and is generally a polite way to inhabit a place).


#1724

I want to be a Welsh speaker because I have several Welsh speaking friends, locally.
[I can’t say this in Welsh yet - [ Alla’ i ddim yn dweud e yn Gymraig eto]]


#1725

I want to be a Welsh speaker because I want to speak to my Welah speaking friends in Welsh. I don’t want them to switch to English for me. I always feel embarrassed when this happens in work. I want another window on the world, the world on my doorstep. I want to restore the language line in my family and cement my Welsh identity.
I know my Welsh speaking friends are proud of me starting this journey and I don’t want to let them down!


#1726

I’m hoping to move to Wales and want to be able to have conversations in the community and feel like I properly fit in!
One thing I’m hoping will happen when I’m a Welsh speaker is that I’ll be able to go into the council offices and have a conversation without having to use any English.


#1727

I live in Wales and would like to immerse myself in Welsh culture


#1728

I want to become a welsh speaker because I am Welsh and want to speak the language of my country.


#1729

as a proud Welshman I believe I should speak Welsh


#1730

I’ve lived in Wales for 40 years so it’s about time!


#1731

I want to be a welsh speaker because I want to be able to understand and communicate in the reality I live in


#1732

Re: Soundcloud @gillian-parker - Deborah posted this on Slack recently:

If you’ve been having a problem using SoundCloud for any of the recording tasks, you’ll be pleased to know that our developers are currently testing a new, in-house recording method that should work much better for us.
So if you’re on a SoundCloud task and struggling with it, just leave it. Go through the steps of the task itself, but don’t try the recording part. We’ll announce when it’s ready.


#1733

I want to be a Welsh speaker because it’s part of my heritage. Having Welsh ancestry with a Canadian accent and living in London is a bit odd!
I hope that I can learn well enough to speak to my godmother’s family in Aberaeron, and to speak Welsh with any children I might have.


#1734

……………I want to be able to hold a conversation in Welsh with the people I grew up with in the village of Llansilin, where I was born and brought up.


#1735

I want to to be a Welsh speaker because I now live in Wales and want to be able to feel properly at home here!


#1736

I didn’t know my dad spoke/understood Welsh until a couple of years ago (he’s in his 80s). His family were very poor, and it was seen as as a signpost of being ‘of low class’. I’ve recently looked at my family tree and there’s a whole lot of Welsh in there! (My grandad was called Morgan Llewelyn Jones, which should have been a clue). Anyway, I’d like to be able to talk to him in Welsh at least once!


#1737

I want to be a Welsh speaker because I want to go to Wales and have a conversation in Welsh in a pub. I hope to impress people that not all Americans are narrow-minded.


#1738

I want to become a Welsh speaker because it is our native language and I don’t ever want it to die out!