You know you are learning Welsh when


#1

Here is my first ‘you know you are learning Welsh when’ moment, what are yours?

  1. When ‘u’ making an ‘i/eye’ sound seems totally normal.

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#2

When you see an unfamiliar English word written down and you mispronounce it by applying Welsh pronunciation rules to it!


#3

When you see the word “does” and expect a negative statement not a question.


#4

When you are trying to help your daughter with her French and you end up finishing the sentence in Y Gymraeg instead.


#5

Or you see a FAMILIAR English word and mispronounce it by applying Welsh pronunciation rules :wink:


#6

When going on a blinder becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy - or is that only for Aussies?


#7

When you have to use a Welsh word because you can’t remember what the English word is for…


#8

When you try to speak Deutsch and only Cymraeg words come to your mind …


#9

When the “ll” letter combination and the word “y” in Spanish completely blows your mind …


#10

When you take y hen gi for his daily walk and try to speak to him from start to finish in Welsh - everything from Wyt ti’n moyn mynd am dro? to Ni’n cwpla - mae e-shaynee mynd mewn!


#11

When your husband/wife brings coffee to drink it together and he/she exclames HOFFI COFFI! … and they don’t even learn Cymraeg at all. :slight_smile:


#12

When you start dreaming in Welsh. The weird thing is the me in my dreams can’t understand what is being said :blush:


#13

When a coworker gets your attention while you’re listening to Welsh things at work and you reply “Beth?”, to which they reply (with a furrowed brow), “Who’s Beth?”.


#14

When you’re at work not being allowed or able to circle through the net but you still HAVE TO pear into SSiW forum to see what’s new … :slight_smile:

In my dreams I’ve spoken to one of rugby stars in Cymraeg FLUENTLY and was not surprised when he answered me in Slovene. :slight_smile:


#15

when you see a sign for a Plant Fair and have to take a moment to decide if it is legal to sell your children or not…


#16

when you are ordering a baked potato for your wife and have to ask for it "with corgimwch, you know, what are they, little pink swimmy things … "


#17

when you have a geiriadur on the coffee table, another in your work bag and yet another next to your bed … and all of them are literally falling apart.


#18

When your living in Kent and on waking tune straight away to Radio Cymru and then go to all the online Welsh news websites. When a Radio Cymru researcher rings to ask if you’d comment on the rugby game between Wales and England…


#19

when you think that learning the “proper” Welsh word for banana seems important but then realising that 99% of first language speakers don’t know it anyway. (more time wasted)


#20

When you regale a story and you can’t remember if you heard it or read it first in English or in Welsh!