Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Welsh sign-posts in the village
I've already introduced you to Craig y Deryn (Bird Rock). The signs to the school and church are translated and Abergynolwyn is a village in the next valley. Have a go at trying to pronounce these words!

4 comments:

Alice said...

Do you speak Welsh, Marion? Are there areas of Wales where only Welsh is spoken, no English?

Carol said...

Yeah I saw signs in welsh when we went to Cardiff in 2004 and I couldn't understand them, that's for sure.

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Alice... No, I don’t speak Welsh, but John is commencing Welsh lessons very soon! The village we live in is actually a Welsh speaking community. However, all are bi-lingual. Children are taught through the medium of Welsh with English being their second language. Great efforts are made to keep the language alive and there are some jobs, such as local government/council/education etc, that are only open to Welsh speakers.

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Carol... Its nice that you have been to Wales. As the Welsh tradditional song goes...
'We'll keep a welcome in the hillside,
We'll keep a welcome in the Vale.
This land you knew will still be singing,
When you return again to Wales.