I’ve had to put this one down as it’s a bit above my level at the moment…i keep trying to read it but it defeats me every time
I have several books like that at the moment.
Incidentally, regarding the Cyfres Amdani books in Kindle/Electronic version -
Does anyone know how to access the definitions of the bold type words and phrases directly, or do I need to go to the glossary at the back each time? OK, I could have the glossary open in another tab, but I just thought that I’d ask
If you select any text on the Kindle App (any book) on my iPhone it offers a Wikipedia, translation and dictionary pop up, although sadly this is nowhere near as good as it sounds / could be.
I’m not sure if this facility exists on other devices
I’ve just started reading Yn Ei Gwsg gan Bethan gwanas. Mae’n ddoniol. Dw i’n hoffi fe. It’s level sylfaen and it’s a lot harder than I thought it would be as now it’s using roedd which the mynediad wasn’t.(I read one mynediad maybe I’m jumping ahead) And then I realised it’s North Wales,Welsh. I am going to persevere, I’m never sure whether to go easier or stick with something challenging. But I’ve bought the harder books
I have had a lot of books that seem hard for about three chapters and then usually the brain adjusts somehow - it’s weird
Dal ati for 4 chapters - see what happens! (as long as your enjoying it of course!)
Diolch. I am enjoying it so we’ll see if my brain adjusts
I’ve done a bit of both @jen. A little bit easier is a good confidence boost to help you realise how much you’ve learned already and a bit harder is, of course, a good way of learning new stuff and challenging yourself. The main thing is to enjoy it. When the fun stops, stop!
Just finished this trilogy and really recommend it! It’s aimed a teenagers but makes an excellent next step after books for learners. It’s a ripping story too, but be warned, the first one is a massive cliff hanger so you won’t want to wait long to get the next one! Here’s a trailer: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ljWwdpoVhE8
I need to make room on my bookshelf for more Bethan Gwanas books so these are up for grabs! Either swop or sell
Merch Y Gwyllt - Bethan Gwanas
I’m not sure that many things are worth waiting 17 years for like some people had to wait for this sequel but I only read the first one a few years ago so I didn’t have to.
This is the follow up to Gwrach y Gwyllt (read about that here … The SSiW Welsh Book Club 📖 📚 👓 ) and is in the same vein so if you enjoyed the first one, which I did, then this one is a must. It follows Meg’s life as she grows up from birth through to adulthood with her “mum” and two “aunties” … I really don’t want to give details for fear of spoiling the first book for those that haven’t read it yet (where have you been?). This is obviously a story about witches with lots of spell casting, etc. but don’t expect Harry Potter! There is, though, a nice little mention for SaySomethinginWelsh, brilliant!
Thoroughly enjoyable, highly recommended, really, really excellent. Bethan says in the prelogue that … “Gyda llaw, mae’n well darllen Gwrach y Gwyllt cyn Merch y Gwyllt, ond nid yw’n anghenreidiol.” (By the way, it’s better to read GyG before MyG, but it’s not necessary.)
This is not suitable for children or prudish people … there’s even a warning on the back cover, “Oherwydd ei ieithwedd a’i themau, nid yw’r llyfr hwn yn addas i blant.” With that in mind it’s not written with learners in mind … enjoy with a dictionary if needed … but enjoy all the same.
Hey, I’d be really interested in the top three - I was aiming to buy them anyway! Let me know somehow if this is possible (I’m new to the forum).
Hi Davey! Cysgod and eFfrindiau are available for you I had an enquiry about Ffenestri so I’ll just chase that up before confirming. I’ll send you a PM
All the books I posted above are now on their way to new homes, so happy reading everyone! I’m sure I’ll have some others up for grabs soon though!