Speaking Welsh, One Word At A Time

Feb 6, 2014 by

I recently came across a wonderful Cymraeg blog called The Welsh Word of the Day, where you can see different words in Welsh, along with the translation and pronunciation in English.    You may even submit a word or words for translation–just words, however, not sentences or quotes, because that would entail a HUGE workload for the site admin, Mathew Hayes.  He’s providing a great way for anyone with Welsh or Celtic heritage in general to learn a bit of the beautiful Welsh language.

It’s February and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so I thought I’d pick out a few romantic Welsh words to get you started–click HERE  to see more daily Welsh posts from the blog.

Welsh word of the day: Cusan/Kiss

Welsh word of the day: Cusan/Kiss

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Lost in the Welsh Translation

Oct 24, 2013 by

Welsh Bilingual Sign Lost in Translation http://tinyurl.com/5e37xw

Welsh Bilingual Sign Lost in Translation http://tinyurl.com/5e37xw

In Wales, most public signs are bilingual, written in both the Welsh and English language. Sometimes, however, the translation from Welsh to English seems to get lost in translation.

In 2008, the Swansea local council decided they needed a bilingual sign warning supermarket delivery trucks not to use a nearby residential road. A request was sent to a translator service for the Welsh version of the language needed for the sign, and the council received a quick reply–“Nid wyf yn y swyddfa ar hyn o bryd. Anfonwch unrhyw waith i’w gyfieithu“. The sign was promptly designed in English and Welsh and installed at the proper location–problem solved.

Er, not quite.

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