- a good introduction to Welsh through cartoons. Suitable for children and adults.
Teaches you the basics in an interesting and effective way. Comes with a CD containing
recordings of words and phrases.
- the best introduction to spoken Welsh currently available. Includes a
course book containing dialogues, grammatical notes, exercises and cultural
information, together with two cassettes with recordings of some of
the dialogues and exercises.
The book is divided into sixteen lessons, each of which covers quite a lot
of material - too much to take in one session. There are English translations
for all dialogues up to lesson four. After that only the new words and
expressions are translated.
One slight problem is that the dialogues in the book are not always
the same as the ones on the tapes. For example, sometimes the
speakers on the tapes use Northern Welsh constructions while there are
Southern Welsh constructions in the book, or vice versa.
- a stand-alone, all-audio course for those who have little or no knowledge
of Welsh, those who want to learn or brush up basic conversation skills, and by
more advanced learners who require extra audio material to complement their current
courses. Comes with 3 CDs and a 48-page booklet containing transcriptions and
translations of the dialogues.
- an up-to-date, accessible grammar written in English for students working
independently or via formal courses at school, evening classes or further education.
The book helps students become both functionally and formally fluent in the language.
The examples used in the book reflect everyday usage and use up-to-the-minute
vocabulary, and there are lively, varied exercises with an answer key.
- an excellent, up-to-date Welsh-English, English-Welsh dictionary.
Each entry includes example phrases which illustrate current Welsh usage.
Also includes notes on pronunciation, mutations and grammar, and a glossary
of the Welsh versions of places names.
Y Geiriadur Mawr: The Complete English Welsh - Welsh English Dictionary
by Harold Meurig Evans and W. O. Thomas
- a comprehensive though somewhat dated Welsh dictionary. In the
Welsh-English section there are definitions of each word in Welsh with English
translations. There are also sections on grammar, pronunciation, names, plants,
proverbs, similies, and even Welsh versions of Latin and French terms, such as
ad infinitum (yn ddiddiwedd) and laisser-faire (gadael
iddi/peidio ag ymyrryd).
Welsh Academy English-Welsh Dictionary: Geiriadur Yr Academi
by Welsh Academy, Bruce Griffiths and Dafydd Glyn Jones (Editors)
- a comprehensive English-Welsh dictionary covering literary and colloquial
language, idioms, synonyms, specialist and technical terms, personal and place
names, and regional variations. Includes numerous illustrative examples.
Essential for any serious student of Welsh.
- this book helps you to develop your vocabulary rapidly by building on some forty
prefixes and seventy suffixes which are to be found in Welsh, and thus
acquiring hundreds, if not thousands, of useful words
- Sandi Thomas from California decided to learn Welsh and enrolled on a month-long
Wlpan course in Aberystwyth. This book is her account of the joys and frustrations
of learning and using the language.
Travels in an Old Tongue: Touring the World Speaking Welsh
by Pamela Petro
- an amusing and interesting book about Pamela Petro's struggles with the
Welsh language and her travels around the world seeking out Welsh speakers.
She finds them in the most unexpected places, including Tokyo, Hong Kong and Oslo.
- provides comprehensive covered of the history of Wales from the Ice Age
to the present day, and presents and unbiased look at the development of
the Welsh nation. Originally published in Welsh as Hanes Cymru.
- a beautifully illustrated history of Wales from prehistory to the
present day through the Roman conquest and settlement; the wealth and
wars of the Welsh kings; and the recurring revolts against English rule.
- a personal study by the author, who celebrates Wales and all things
Welsh. It reflects the rich bilingual literature and folklore, the buildings
and varied landscapes, the national character and humour, historical
predicaments and the political condition of this small but extraordinary
The Bank Manager and the Holy Grail: Travels in the Strange Kingdom of Wales
by Byron Rogers
- a collection of travel pieces covering such unlikely topics as the
story of Kaiser Wilhelm's sojourn in a Welsh spa town before the Great War,
and tours the Welsh waxwork museum largely populated with effigies of
Prince Philip discarded by Madame Tussaud's. Also includes the true story
of how a project to ensure the survival of the Welsh language came to
involve the translation of pornographic novels, and above all how the Holy Grail
came to be in the safe keeping of the manager of Lloyd's Bank in Aberystwyth.
- this book begins with the author dreaming of finding somewhere peaceful
in the countryside. She eventually finds an isolated house needing a lot of
work to make it habitatable in the wilds of Denbighshire, where she grew up.
The book provides an affectionate potrait of the local people and landscape.
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