Now … @aran told/advised me to go through Challenges/Lessons 25 every month or so and I have to be honest that I didn’t quite do that that often and to be honest I’m not capable of going through more then 1 Lesson/Challenge a day being due to lack of time and proper place in order to do so or beig tired but today I just took that time from somewhere and did Challenge 25 of Level 1 and yesterday I’ve gone through the Lesson 25 of Course 2 but among all challenges I still have with these lessons there’s one which really is going to my nerves already and I think I have a sirious problem here.
Wnes i, wnest ti, wnaeth fo and what’s more to it are so deep rooted in me that I don’t even hear other ways of telling the past when English is spoken. For example: in the lessons “you have”, “I have”, “I was” etc is used much more then “I did” etc at later stages but my brains just don’t want to hear these structures even in English. Even if the tutor says for example “I have walked to the pub”, I’d say “Wnes i cerdded i’r dafarn” instead of Dw i wedi" … But it doesn’t happen only in lessons. I’m using wnes i a lot in conversations not to mention that short forms don’t exist for me at all. When I tak I’m usually trying to remember other structures which would be quite more suitable for certain things I want to say but I just can’t remember them. Wnes i is there all the time and doesn’t want to go anywhere else. I actually found out that if I’d do Welsh course from the scratch (what means I wouldn’t have the slidest idea about Cymraeg at all), Levels would really be more suitable for that purpose because in very early stages there are also other forms of past presented too. In old course we know only wedi and wnes i through the whole 1st and quite some of the 2nd course before we come to on i’n and similar things.
I know, I just have to try and not use wnes i in every singhe case but really “listen” to what the question or similar is, but in conversations you can’t let others wait until too long just to remember what form it’d actually be more apropriate to use. And, yes many times my ears just don’t hear that “have been” “have gone” or “was trying” … and simiar stuff.
All in all I feel my Welsh is simply too simple rather not to mention all those forgotten "yn"s, "at"s (which I actually can’t quite establish where to put them at all (except in the case with “throwing the ball at the wall …”) "i’r"s, "ar"s and what’s more to such tinny bits which make sentences sensible … My inventions are excluded here so that I’d not add too much to the mix of misery …
Apart from speaking in the “skype wilderness” I am not sure what to do - going trough lessons until I die on past tenses or something much less frightening?
You have to understand that in Slovene language here’s only one past tense we are actually using and sometimes for me is hard to determine which to use where even in English and go just with what’s heard better and more natural … so this puts even bigger challenge to me.