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  • Any welsh speakers in here?
  • Don’t get me started on the plight of the indigenous!!

    Kevevs
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    dos I ffwcio dy fam hefo dy coc oen, cont!

    that’s all I know, I heard it in a Caernarfon drinking establishment. What does it mean?

    Unrepeatable here, but your mum would not approve (unless you family is highly unconventional!!)

    Premier Icon gofasterstripes
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    Sorry, am I too late with this?

    jekkyl
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    Welsh = flibbidib dib dob dib.

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    My favourite bit of Welsh is ‘Clwb Snwcer’.
    On a faded sign which we ride past a couple of times a year.

    Oh, and ‘Warws/Ffactri’ on a sign letting warehouse and industrial units on the road down to Bethesda from Mynydd Llandagai. 🙂

    Thousands Of Mancunain kids spent thier hols in North Wales as a kid,
    and it kind of sticks with you.

    It’s my favourite bit of Britain.

    konabunny
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    My favourite bit of Welsh is ‘Clwb Snwcer’.

    My favourite bit of English is “Snooker Club” (a bit of Norse and a bit of Indian slang). 😉

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    Oh come on, the translation panel passed ‘snwcer’ at five to five on a Friday afternoon.

    For god’s sake, at least show a bit of effort.
    😀

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Yep, Cardiff is a far bigger sh1t hole than Bristol.
    Is it hells bells. Bristol centre is a dump, and it has a far worse traffic problem.

    Love the your sh1t hold is more of a sh1t hole than my sh1t hole argument 🙂

    As for the OP this is not something to take to a forum if you want to avoid being laughed at in the meeting 🙂

    zokes
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    Oh come on, the translation panel passed ‘snwcer’ at five to five on a Friday afternoon.

    Echoing this, the informatics building in Bangor used to wear the sign:

    School of Mathematics, Engineering, and Computing

    Ysgol Mathematig, Engineering, and [something in Welsh invented as “computig” was too obvious]

    Da iawn 😀

    I like “Ambiwlans” myself. 🙂

    EDIT: Although, as a (formerly) fluent Gaelic speaker, fringe languages never developed to cope with all the new words and terms that industrialisation (and subsequent periods) brought – hence some of the hilarious translations that have to be made up. There are a few in Gaelic as well. If anything, they help one work out how the different vowels in Welsh sound. It’s an intriguing language is Welsh – it’s confounded linguists for a long time.

    Pigface
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    Might as well get drawn into this, go and find out the Welsh for Microwave Oven and say that with out smiling 😆 yes I know it is slang but still very funny.

    Welsh its Gods language init 😉

    Wenglish is used loads, splendigedig 😆

    zokes
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    Tacsi for Pigface. 😀

    I always wondered what happened if you needed to have a conversation about a ladder in the context of a school

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Most of those fringe or technical words are not English either. Computer, telephone, snooker etc etc so don’t laugh too hard; you are exactly the same!

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    It’s perfectly understandable that when Welsh speakers hit a word they don’t have the language for they just say it in English, slowly and with an accent; it’s exactly what the English do when talking to foreigners.

    Pigface
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    😆 Massey Ferguson, big bailer, etc etc. Welsh is a very adaptable language it is a git to learn due to the “mutations”

    zokes
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    Welsh is a very adaptable language it is a git to learn due to the “mutations”

    Would those be the mutating words or the residents?

    Dwi’n byw ym Mangor, or:

    Pigface
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    Well duh both obviously 😆

    zokes
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    That said, yn ysgol yn yr ysgol isn’t much different than having a row with your wife in a rowing boat…

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    Strangely, I’ve never felt entirely welcome in Wales

    Allan

    😉

    beefheart
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    Best welsh word ever = Popty-ping.

    FACT.

    Pigface
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    Your welcome 😆

    zokes
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    Croeso, one might say

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