Hello, my name is Marc. I was going through the emails from SSIW and realised I had not done an introduction on here. I am Welsh, born & bred, I was born in Aberdare and brought up in Merthyr Tydfil. I still live in Merthyr although I currently work for the NHS in Bristol. I am a fairly new learner, the last course I had attempted was the big welsh challenge on the BBC website. In terms of Welsh speakers, I would be the only one of my generation within my immediate family able to speak Welsh. My Grandparents could speak Welsh but never really passed it down and passed whilst I was quite young. As I am getting older I seem to be gaining a greater appreciation for my Welsh heritage. I have made it a very strong new years resolution to learn our language and hopefully by this time next year I will have a little bit of fluency (hopefully!!).
I’m not sure what they are called but I completed the taster? sessions last week and will be starting with the structured course tonight. I am also trying to embrace the language by playing around with the words I have picked up so far and watching S4C where possible. This is where I am at the moment;
dwi trio dysgu cymraeg achos Dwi caru Cymru a dwi moyn yr iaeth cymraeg parhau. Byddwn i caru i allu siarad cymraeg.
Sorry if it doesn’t quite make sense, again it was just an attempt to play around with language a little. Nice to meet you all!