I found Francesca’s post very funny, I felt exactly the same with the kind of sentences, the brother who would so much like to remind what he wanted to say bot unfortunately forgot, surely because of this old woman probablya bad fairy…:
Sure that sentences as “could you repeat more slowly” will be of great use, and what about the next one :: I stilll don’t understand, could you repeat more slowly ?"…
But it works, that’s true ! I usually listen to a complete “challenge” when having my breafast; Then once again at another moment, beeing more concentrated and looking at the vocabulary list, and a third one without the list. That’s 3 times a day (I’m retired !!!). And after 2 or 3 challenges, I repeat the oldest one, just not to forget (but I noticed that “old” sentences are srill used, which avoid forgettint what we lready learnt.
Just a little (very little) downside : I had to go to the BBC lessons to know what people say when the met : this simple word, so important, “Hello”, or “good morinig”. Also another very very important word, to be also used the fisrt day you’ll met Welsh speaking people but only comes at lesson 10 : thankyou".
Concerning hearing or reading : for my part, I need both, so I’m happy there is a vvocabulary list : it may help when you’re not sure of hearing a T or a D, or other confusion. Or when you want to realise how you have to spell some specific welsh sounds (such as the doulbe L). I realy need to have the “picture” of what I hear. So thankyou for those lists.
I also find a big help with my breton language, close to welsh.
Concerning mutations, I just laughted a lot hearing a Rhod Gilbert sketch “Rhod Gilbert learning welsh” !!! (youtube) I know nothing about this man, but found reallly very funny his example of mutations on the word “cat”, and muations in general !!! The same in breton (a nightmare. At the beginning. But at last it comes. Naturally. They say…)