The Enid Blyton Society

Learning Welsh (and Other Languages)

Anything goes! Use this forum to get to know each other.

Re: Learning Welsh (and Other Languages)

Postby Machupicchu14 » 01 Mar 2016, 21:37

:lol: 8) Okay. :D
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love"
Lev Tolstoy


You can call me Machupicchu14 or María Esther

Society Member
User avatar
Machupicchu14
 
Posts: 1477
Joined: 06 Feb 2016, 15:57
Location: Co. Kerry. Ireland
Favourite book/series: The Famous Five
Favourite character: Timmy and George Kirrin

Re: Learning Welsh (and Other Languages)

Postby Francis » 01 Mar 2016, 22:32

Courtenay wrote:Just don't head for anywhere called Doth-goth-oo-elli-othel-in, look you, whateffer, to gootness! :wink:


I didn't know you knew Welsh, Courtenay - wherever did you learn it?! :)
Society Member
User avatar
Francis
 
Posts: 7134
Joined: 17 Nov 2009, 21:13
Location: Guildford, Surrey
Favourite book/series: Mountain of Adventure / Adventure and Famous Five
Favourite character: George and Timmy

Re: Learning Welsh (and Other Languages)

Postby Machupicchu14 » 02 Mar 2016, 21:06

Ooh :oops: Is that Welsh?
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love"
Lev Tolstoy


You can call me Machupicchu14 or María Esther

Society Member
User avatar
Machupicchu14
 
Posts: 1477
Joined: 06 Feb 2016, 15:57
Location: Co. Kerry. Ireland
Favourite book/series: The Famous Five
Favourite character: Timmy and George Kirrin

Re: Learning Welsh (and Other Languages)

Postby Courtenay » 02 Mar 2016, 21:09

No, it's a joking reference to Enid Blyton's The Mountain of Adventure! :wink: I don't speak Welsh at all. (I am learning Cornish, though, which is closely related.)
Society Member

It was a nuisance. An adventure was one thing - but an adventure without anything to eat was quite another thing. That wouldn't do at all. (The Valley of Adventure)
User avatar
Courtenay
 
Posts: 11067
Joined: 07 Feb 2014, 01:22
Location: Kent, near London
Favourite book/series: The Adventure Series, Galliano's Circus
Favourite character: Lotta

Re: Learning Welsh (and Other Languages)

Postby Machupicchu14 » 02 Mar 2016, 21:15

Ooh. Good for you. Good luck! I'll probably take on learning Welsh, as I am super mad about languages!
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love"
Lev Tolstoy


You can call me Machupicchu14 or María Esther

Society Member
User avatar
Machupicchu14
 
Posts: 1477
Joined: 06 Feb 2016, 15:57
Location: Co. Kerry. Ireland
Favourite book/series: The Famous Five
Favourite character: Timmy and George Kirrin

Re: Learning Welsh (and Other Languages)

Postby Courtenay » 02 Mar 2016, 21:30

Sounds like a good idea to me, Machupicchu — what languages do you know so far? :D I'm only fluent in English, but I learned Japanese at school (though I haven't kept it up) and also learned some Hebrew and Greek at university (but only for religion studies classes, not as spoken languages).

There's an excellent audio-only course for Welsh and several other languages available online — Deej shared the link in the first post of this thread: https://www.saysomethingin.com/welsh/course1 You might like to give it a try some time. I've done the Cornish course rather than the Welsh course, but I found it quite fun and challenging.
Society Member

It was a nuisance. An adventure was one thing - but an adventure without anything to eat was quite another thing. That wouldn't do at all. (The Valley of Adventure)
User avatar
Courtenay
 
Posts: 11067
Joined: 07 Feb 2014, 01:22
Location: Kent, near London
Favourite book/series: The Adventure Series, Galliano's Circus
Favourite character: Lotta

Re: Learning Welsh (and Other Languages)

Postby Machupicchu14 » 02 Mar 2016, 21:35

Well, I speak English and Spanish. I used to learn Latin at school, but I don't have a teacher anymore. I am also learning French with my class, Russian , Irish, Italian and Dutch. I don't know, but I just think languages are special. :-)
And thank you very much for the link. :lol:
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love"
Lev Tolstoy


You can call me Machupicchu14 or María Esther

Society Member
User avatar
Machupicchu14
 
Posts: 1477
Joined: 06 Feb 2016, 15:57
Location: Co. Kerry. Ireland
Favourite book/series: The Famous Five
Favourite character: Timmy and George Kirrin

Re: Learning Welsh (and Other Languages)

Postby Darrell71 » 03 Mar 2016, 13:20

Wow, it's so awesome how you love languages so much! I only know English, Marathi, Hindi and a tad bit of Sanskrit. I would love to learn German as well, but I have quite enough on my plate with Sanskrit, which I have to learn in school but I don't like. I love learning different languages as well, but currently I'm focusing on surviving my last year of Sanskrit. After that I'll be free to do whatever I want. I love English as a language, it's just so artistic and free. It's like you can do anything you want with English, write whatever you want and say whatever you want. The other languages that I know seem to have more rules and regulations somehow.
Books are one's best friends.

You can call me Sunskriti or Darrell.

Society Member
User avatar
Darrell71
 
Posts: 2503
Joined: 19 Jun 2012, 15:35
Location: India
Favourite book/series: Adventure series
Favourite character: Darrell Rivers, Bill Smugs, Kiki, Elizabeth Allen,

Re: Learning Welsh (and Other Languages)

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 03 Mar 2016, 14:25

The fact that English dropped grammatical gender centuries ago for genderless nouns (chair, window, cake, etc.) must make our language easier to learn than many others, though of course our spelling system causes difficulty as it's full of anomalies!
"Heyho for a starry night and a heathery bed!" - Jack, The Secret Island.

"There is no bond like the bond of having read and liked the same books."
- E. Nesbit, The Wonderful Garden.


Society Member
User avatar
Anita Bensoussane
Forum Administrator
 
Posts: 19378
Joined: 30 Jan 2005, 23:25
Location: UK
Favourite book/series: Adventure Series and Family Books
Favourite character: Fatty, Jack Trent and Elizabeth Allen

Re: Learning Welsh (and Other Languages)

Postby Machupicchu14 » 03 Mar 2016, 14:26

English Is indeed a very nice language if its used correctly:-)
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love"
Lev Tolstoy


You can call me Machupicchu14 or María Esther

Society Member
User avatar
Machupicchu14
 
Posts: 1477
Joined: 06 Feb 2016, 15:57
Location: Co. Kerry. Ireland
Favourite book/series: The Famous Five
Favourite character: Timmy and George Kirrin

Re: Learning Welsh (and Other Languages)

Postby Courtenay » 03 Mar 2016, 16:46

Yes, it is, isn't it? 8)
Society Member

It was a nuisance. An adventure was one thing - but an adventure without anything to eat was quite another thing. That wouldn't do at all. (The Valley of Adventure)
User avatar
Courtenay
 
Posts: 11067
Joined: 07 Feb 2014, 01:22
Location: Kent, near London
Favourite book/series: The Adventure Series, Galliano's Circus
Favourite character: Lotta

Re: Learning Welsh (and Other Languages)

Postby Wolfgang » 03 Mar 2016, 17:48

Anita Bensoussane wrote:The fact that English dropped grammatical gender centuries ago for genderless nouns (chair, window, cake, etc.) must make our language easier to learn than many others, though of course our spelling system causes difficulty as it's full of anomalies!

Dropping almost all conjugation of verbs makes it easier as well.
Success is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration.
User avatar
Wolfgang
 
Posts: 2066
Joined: 06 Apr 2008, 05:26
Location: Germany
Favourite book/series: The children at Green Meadows/Adventure-series
Favourite character: Fatty

Re: Learning Welsh (and Other Languages)

Postby Machupicchu14 » 03 Mar 2016, 20:30

The English language. Yes, I just love it. Just imagine how delightful is it to sit down with a cup of tea and read, Enid Blyton Jane Austen (as a fact I learned so much new vocabulary with her!), or Shakespeare, Bronte, Dickens,ect.
Well, I think all languages are beautiful :)
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love"
Lev Tolstoy


You can call me Machupicchu14 or María Esther

Society Member
User avatar
Machupicchu14
 
Posts: 1477
Joined: 06 Feb 2016, 15:57
Location: Co. Kerry. Ireland
Favourite book/series: The Famous Five
Favourite character: Timmy and George Kirrin

Re: Learning Welsh (and Other Languages)

Postby Courtenay » 05 Mar 2016, 13:53

Image
Society Member

It was a nuisance. An adventure was one thing - but an adventure without anything to eat was quite another thing. That wouldn't do at all. (The Valley of Adventure)
User avatar
Courtenay
 
Posts: 11067
Joined: 07 Feb 2014, 01:22
Location: Kent, near London
Favourite book/series: The Adventure Series, Galliano's Circus
Favourite character: Lotta

Re: Learning Welsh (and Other Languages)

Postby Stephen » 05 Mar 2016, 15:44

I spent my recent birthday with my best friend who lives in Wales and received several 'Pen-blwydd Hapus' cards from her family. Her mother is currently learning the language and her teacher sounds quite strict. In a few months time, all conversations including those on the phone will be spoken in nothing but Welsh!
User avatar
Stephen
 
Posts: 1410
Joined: 05 Feb 2006, 09:38
Location: Maidenhead

PreviousNext

Return to General Natter

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Rob Houghton and 1 guest