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This next one is my favourite


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The melody of "Tan yn Llin" sounds much like an Israeli folk song.

Lovely songs... Cymru am byth!    <3

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Lovely! Thanks for sharing! :)

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I will listen to it.

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The second one -- that's All Through the Night! So beautifully sung -- now I am wondering if it was originally Welsh. Here is the translation for the second verse, it appears most of the comments are from speakers of Welsh, one indicating that Welsh may be the oldest living language in all of Europe:

Twinkling stars all tell the story all through the night "Here's the road to the land of glory" all through the night. Darkness is another light To show the beauty of the night Heavenly family drifts on high all through the night

For the last song, I went to YouTube to see if "old Maggie" might be Margaret Thatcher; and indeed! Here from the description: 'one of the most divisive figures in British politics,' not least where Wales is concerned.

Oh, and from these songs I discovered what they mean by a 'lateral' hissing sound; where English makes the S sound with maybe four front teeth, that LL uses all your teeth, I could hear it!

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Yeah....I suspect Ar Hyd y Nos may be originally Welsh.Rather assumed that.Must look it up.I’ll forgive you for mentioning that former PM. :D.She really was detested here.

The other day POTUS said Biden ‘would turn the United States into Wales’ which knocked Covid off the front page.And we all thought that’s a good thing ...I have a thread about it  on Buzz50 which has rather taken off like this one!

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I have been enjoying the Wales threads on here immensely, SFA.

I do not follow the prevarications of POTUS...no more than absolutely necessary without turning off the radio and Internet entirely...so missed that comment about Biden. But quite intriguing, in light of our threads! I am liking Wales more and more.

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