In this episode I talk about Welsh (Cymraeg), a Celtic language spoken mainly in Wales, a part of the UK. I delve into the history of the language, its current status, the language itself, and how I learnt it and use it. I also talk to a Welsh learner from Michigan in the USA who is doing a degree in Welsh at Bangor University.
This podcast is mainly in English, with a few bits in Welsh. The Welsh bits are translated into English, just in case you don’t understand them.
Some tips on learning Welsh
Gwenno Saunders, singer, song-writer and broadcaster, talking about singing in Welsh.
Elin Fflur and Eden singing Harbwr Diogel (Safe Harbour) – I was at this concert.
A lullaby in Old Welsh found in the margins of a 7th century poem.
Statistics about Welsh speakers come mainly from the National Survey for Wales, 2013-14: Welsh Language Use Survey (PDF)
Tunes featured in this episode
More details of Si Hei Lwli Mabi, the song featured at the end of this epsiode.
More information about Welsh