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The Welsh Language


ArturSzastak 3 | 593  
11 Apr 2007 /  #1
Yeah, I would like to know what kind of lnguage is Welsh? Is it Germanic? Pictish? Gaelic?

It's like nothing I've ever heard (maybe it was just because the guy was singing the anthem) :)
Huegel_gast  
11 Apr 2007 /  #2
It's Brythonic, Ianto.

Not welsh, just lived there for a while. Araf. Alright...no need to tell me twice.
OP ArturSzastak 3 | 593  
11 Apr 2007 /  #3
It's Brythonic, Ianto.

I see....so are there others like it?
Huegel_gast  
11 Apr 2007 /  #4
It's not my area of expertise Ianto but, afaik Cornish (Kernowek) and probably Breton are ones that spring to mind.
witek 1 | 587  
11 Apr 2007 /  #5
soon the Welsh language will be extinct:)

The 2001 census also recorded that 20% could read Welsh, 18% could write Welsh, and 24% could understand spoken Welsh. Furthermore, the highest proportion of Welsh speakers was among young people, which bodes well for the future of Welsh. In 2001, 39% of children aged 10 to 15 were able to speak, read and write Welsh (many of them having learned it in school), compared with 25% of 16 to 19 year olds. However, the percentage of Welsh speakers in areas where Welsh is spoken by the majority is still in decline.
Huegel_gast  
12 Apr 2007 /  #6
soon the Welsh language will be extinct

lol

Beth?
With all that phlegm? The doctor's have been telling 'em that for years.

What was that Tom?

<looks aound>

No it's not unusal, but you'd have thought he'd have spotted it, it's not like it's in Welsh or something.

No, not even any subtitles.

highest proportion of Welsh speakers was among young people, which bodes well for the future of Welsh

This bit explains it self Tom, but not to everyone.

Ah unless he was being [I've warned you before about that]
Big Rob - | 70  
12 Apr 2007 /  #7
The Welsh is extinct if people stop teaching it. END OF STORY. Children are the future in case you didn't know.
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
12 Apr 2007 /  #8
Does anyone here speak welsh? I took a look and it's appears to be a pretty bizzare looking/sounding language. Some of the town names like: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch are unbelievably long...I thought PL was a mouthfull.
Huegel_gast  
12 Apr 2007 /  #9
Prynhawn da Fisz. Sut mae?

Dw i'n byw yn Awstria. Fi ydy'r gorau.

Hwyl am Rwan
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
12 Apr 2007 /  #10
it looks like welsh is extreme abbreviations and sounds.
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
12 Apr 2007 /  #11
Yep. On average Welsh takes up 15% extra character space. It's just screwed up a computer system design I'm working on.
witek 1 | 587  
12 Apr 2007 /  #12
if only 20% could read Welsh, 18% could write Welsh, and 24% could understand spoken Welsh then the language will be extinct within 100 years:) And it doesn't help that percentage of Welsh speakers in areas where Welsh is spoken by the majority is still in decline. The trend is not you friend:)
Daisy 3 | 1,227  
1 May 2007 /  #13
I see....so are there others like it?

Cornish and Breton are also brythonic
Hueg - | 320  
1 May 2007 /  #14
It's not my area of expertise Ianto but, afaik Cornish (Kernowek) and probably Breton are ones that spring to mind.

Yup. Thanks Daisy.

Always nice to be reinforced. :) Welcome aboard btw. I'd smile at you but, well ya know...

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