New Welsh Videos for Learners by an SSiWer


#21

THIS! especially given the context of a video going out to a bigger audience than just Welsh speakers. Most people know of Bangor, but if a Swedish person were to watch the video and hear of “Mangor”, “Mhangor” or “Ffangor” or something, they’d probably never find it :D:D:D:D


#22

Just realised I do exactly this when I say I’m from Brighton because when I say “Frighton” it just leads to quizzical looks :joy:


#23

Nice one Sylv. Looking forward to the next one!


#24

“Dw i’n dod o Bangor”

“Yep, I can see the dwy gath”

“…”


#25

If someone said to me “Dw i’n dod o Bangor” - I’ll be honest, I wouldn’t even bat an eyelid. However if it was someone who specifically beforehand had told me “Look Nicky, I really want to be perfect. If you ever hear me say anything incorrect, please correct everything”… then I would reply “O! Ti’n dod o Fangor wyt ti?”

That way, I’m correcting, but in a way where they will see the correction, and the conversation need not stop :slight_smile:


#26

@Sylv and @Nicky

When in some TV show I finally understood that Mharis was actually Paris, I couldn’t believe it.

However Frighton and Fangor make pretty great horror stories town names! :grin:


#27

COMING TO A SCREEN NEAR YOU

Between Frighton and Fangor!

There’s a bit of a debate on mutating place names from abroad. Some people say if they’ve got a Welsh name - like Manceinion, Llundain, Caer etc… then they’re fair game. Some say you shouldn’t (i.e should one of the most famous Welsh songs ever “Rhedeg i Paris” have been “Rhedeg i Baris”? :smile:


#28

Just another comment that this is really something special - 3,000 views in a day on a Welsh language video - of which I’d hazard a guess saying 95% of the audience aren’t even Welsh speakers, is absolutely superb for the language and its visibility outside of these shores.

So an extra big up from me!


#29

Which is why, with an audience like that, it’s so useful to have the English translations alongside the Welsh. It’s not simply a challenge for Welsh learners this time, but giving a positive introduction to Welsh to many who’ve never stopped to consider it before.


#30

Thank you for doing this. It’s nice to hear Welsh “in the wild”. I especially liked the elder ladies sense of humour in describing Dolgellau. The video had me smiling all the way through as it seemed a lot of fun.


#31

Thanks @liam-murphy They were fab weren’t they? Maybe they will be back in part 2… :smirk:


#32

Da iawn Sylvie, this is amazing :heart_eyes:


#33

I never actually thought of doing that. My solution was to just put my hand over the bottom of the screen. :laughing:


#34

You should have them come with you around other towns as well! :smiley:


#35

:open_mouth:That would be be dreamy :blush:


#36

This is great @Sylv, looking forward to the next instalment. Let us know when it is up.

PS are you coming to the bwtcamp in the summer?