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Enjoy the accent!






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A delight!

Did you encounter any water faeries...? :)

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Wouldn’t that have been nice?:D

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You can tell she's a faerie, because she can kneel at the water's edge and not get her gown muddy. :D

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They are so accustomed to people they don't even move out of the way...the name Cwmbran...Welsh?

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Yeah

Cwm is valley.

Bran is crow 


So Crow Valley in English


The geese never go anwhere.You’d think they would migrate in Winter.The ducks do go off to other water sources in the area.

There is a resident pair of Swans,and there are two resident moorhens with two chicks.

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Moorhens! I have not seen them, did not recognize them. 

I love names and their etiology...one of my all time favourites for women is Bronwyn

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When I was back there eating my lunch yesterday I spotted the Moorhen chicks-but no iPad with me!

Bronwen -as we usually spell it-literally means ‘white breast’

Bron-breast

Wen -white

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SFA, I had a hunch you might be in UK, with all those cars driving on the wrong side of the road but all the signs in English, and now, with utter brilliance I am just now realizing...you live in Wales!

"Do not go gentle into that good night..."

And yes, I kinda knew about the 'e' in Bronwen, but I always put as many y's as possible dangling into everything Welsh...if you don't leave out vowels altogether...except, I do recall learning in grammar school that 'w' can sometimes serve as a vowel...which the Welsh do better than anybody else! :D

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There are more vowels in Welsh than English.W and Y pronounced totally differently in the Welsh alphabet are vowels.

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J has crept in recent years.Due to borrowing from English.

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This is fascinating, I have never before seen an alphabet laid out in Welsh like that!

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It is the double letters that get people.Plus the fact that certain letters from the English alphabet do not exist in Welsh.And the fact that many letters are pronounced entirely differently.


‘F’ is pronounced like ‘V’ from the English alphabet for instance.’’C’ is prounounced’eck’.And ‘Y’ is ‘err’.

I could go on.Ff is prounced liked  an English ‘F’.

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Are you a native speaker, SFA, can you converse in the old Welsh?

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I learnt Welsh when they put it on the National Curriculum.By no means fluent but I get by.I don’t live in area with a lot of Welsh speakers.

I always watch Welsh rugby matches with the Welsh commentary.

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Very nice, SFA! :)

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