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Yes it's true...Frank Lloyd Wright was a Welshman (just like most everybody significance else, I am starting to think!).

Anyway the Welsh was on his mother's side; Wright's original name was Frank Lincoln Wright, or something like that, but then his middle name was changed to Lloyd to honor his Welsh ancestry!

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Yep...we get everywhere!:D

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I laughed with delight when I saw that, SirFurry...loved it!

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It's a strange song, SirFurry...I looked at the liner notes, and also the comments...very meaningful to some people, I note...

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I did not know who he was.

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Frank Lloyd Wright lived 1867-1959, Kninjanin...but still today, probably every school child in America knows his name. This house is probably the most famous home he ever designed -- it is called "Falling Water." 

The people asked him to design their home with a view of the creek, so he designed that home to stand right over the waterfall! 

The Prickly, Brilliant and Deeply Influential Frank Lloyd Wright | Arts &  Culture| Smithsonian Magazine">

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I hope the creek that fed that waterfall never flooded!  :D

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Never thought of that...although I am intrigued by his work, this house I do not care for...ruins a pretty creek. 

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"... his middle name was changed to Lloyd to honor his Welsh ancestry!"

I wonder if he knew how to pronounce Lloyd correctly, with the cat's hiss...? :)

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yes I wondered that too...Worried over it, actually...  ;)  

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:D :D :D

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Even the average Welsh speaker doesn’t do that..but we should.

We all say Lloyd ...loyd!

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It must be that damned English influence. :D

Do the Welsh have an equivalent to the Scottish 'Sassenach'? 

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Not that I know of.

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SFA, I remember from one of your historic videos...the name 'Llewellyn" got pronounced with the L sound for the first coupling of L's, but then the second pair of L's got the kitty hiss!

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Yep.

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