Haha!!! (and I didn’t groan!!)
Did you hear the Duncan Brown sgwrs?
Hi all - here’s the full collection of novels for learners - from beginners through to advanced. Thought it might be handy
Very handy Beca, thank you!
Hi all, just to say that this week’s Sgwrs coming up tomorrow is with a lady from Birmingham who has achieved fluency in Welsh after moving to Wales many years ago. I’ll be interested to know whether you find her easier to follow or not! I think she possibly speaks a bit slower…
Ooo looking forward to this one!
Really enjoyed every sgwrs so far (at least the parts i can follow haha)
Excellent stuff - I’m glad. Some of the subjects have been more ‘niche’ than others, but hopefully there’s been something of interest in them all.
Is it your mom?
[ ssshhh… c’m 'ere, let me whisper in your ear… just to say… Beca’s been a very well known figure in Welsh-speaking Wales for a very long time… I even sent her a fan letter once, many many years ago… ]
…sounds great, I am really looking forward to it!
It is interesting working backwards through them - for me, I would say that from Nici Beech - back one, to Manon Elis (Michelle in round and round) feels like a definite notch up in difficulty and back one more…to Dafydd (killer bees), feels like a clear notch up from that…back one more and Angharad (undercover reporter, Syrian refugees) feels more on a level with Manon.
Its interesting to hear how your accent comes out when you are talking to Dafydd! Totally natural of course, I don’t have much of a Welsh accent when I’m in Yorkshire…but talking to some in Brecon…totally different situation.
It is also very interesting how much you understand when you go back (quite a variation) - going through them again definitely feels like a good thing to do - I have lost my recollection of the actual translation when going back which forces you to only use the Welsh you are hearing!
These exercises are so valuable - on multiple levels.
Ooo, good guess…I’m with you!
Haha! Well spotted!!
Oh my accent is all over the shop in Welsh, probably because I’ve lived all over the country and don’t really have a ‘native’ accent. I’m terrible for speaking like whoever I’m talking to at the time!
Just as well there is no ‘Alvin’ on staff…
Diolch yn fawr iawn
Yep, ‘eshi’ is pretty standard in gogland!
Yes, very clear thanks and the sound level is perfect.