It’s Wednesday again and so here’s my this week’s Diolch to one of those people who somehow travelled along with me on my learning traill. But first (as always) some replies, replicas and what’s more to it to some of your posts (which are not neccessarly connected with me at all). So, let’s begin:
Thank you @BronwenLewis. The pleasure was all mine. I was thrilled with how much Cymraeg and how good you speak even then and knowing you once visited my little country added to the great mix. If I halped you gaining confidence at that time and managed to ensure you that yur Cymraeg is more then good and you’re prepared to go out in the wild, then the happines is all mine. We should talk again at some point. And, thank you for opening your home to me. If I’ll ever come to Cymru again I’ll make sure to at least pop in to say hello and have a little sgwrs with you if not the other. Well, you never know what life throws at you and my last year was really pure evidence that this is true.
@margaretwerdermann thank you for yuor encouragement you are giving to us all. If any of my posts was at least a bit helpful to you, I’m happy.
In Slovenia. where there’s no native Welsh speakers (to my knowledge).
My third thank you goes to one of my most tireless followers on Twitter - passionate Welshman and admirer of my little country Slovenia - Siôn Jobbins, writter of some books such as Phenomenon of Welshness, The Welsh National Anthem and more, and many more articles and one of those who helped to enable gaining Welsh identity on the Internet with .cymru domains.
We met on twitter in March 2013 through one (kind of) little quarelling about how Welsh people should do more for their language and how Slovenians were and are in practically the same situation and since then we have quick tweet chats in Cymraeg or English (it depends) now and then. He mostly allerts me if there’s something important going on in connection with my country and Cymru, and he was the one who allerted me to Slovenian Celtic Languages student Jan in Aberystwyth about who I’ve written on here some time ago.
I thank him for being such passionate admirer of my little country Slovenia but also the person who encouraged me many times to go on with my learning especially at very beginning of my learning journey when I hardly started with SSiW. But the most of all I’m really thankful for our breef meeting at the National Eisteddfod last year where he was the one who spotted me and started conversation - all in Cymraeg. I surely didn’t speak Cymraeg as good as I do now (despite after-bootcamp effect), but he wasn’t even a bit willing to switch into English for what I am most thankful. Thank you Siôn for everything you (unknowingly maybe) did for me. With tweet chats in Cymraeg, with allerting me to happenings, with making me aware you’re reading my tweets and answering them if the occassion is such, you’ve made me more willing to put more hard work into my learning when I was almost determined to quit. Thank you for speaking with me and thank you for following me on the social media. It really means a lot to me.
To be continued next week ...