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Old 12-08-2017, 22:33   #31
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They're self sufficient in water for a start
They also sell water to England.
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I’ve overheard some English people complain about our bilingual road signs too. All done just to annoy them obviously...
They're so ungrateful. Without bilingual signs they may still find Caerdydd, but perhaps not Casnewydd, Abertawe and Dinbych-y-Pysgod Hwyl.
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They're so ungrateful. Without bilingual signs they may still find Caerdydd, but perhaps not Casnewydd, Abertawe and Dinbych-y-Pysgod Hwyl.
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See? Different languages bring out the worst in people!
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Old 13-08-2017, 09:52   #35
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Re: The Welsh language

I always feel welcome in Wales..and it's absolutely beautiful country and the inhabitants are beautiful too.
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I always feel welcome in Wales..and it's absolutely beautiful country and the inhabitants are beautiful too.
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It's all just a load of tosh, in my view. Language divides us, leads to misunderstandings and isolates those who speak these minority languages (unless they are bi-lingual).

In a perfect world, we would all speak one language. I'm sure we would all get on better if we did and it would cease to be a trade barrier. I'm sure there must be many a small business who would trade abroad if only they could communicate with people in those countries.

As for all these saints days, they are only useful as excuses to have a Bank Holiday for most people. Sorry, generalising again!
Totally agree with this, whilst a Welsh colleague disagreed with me when I expressed this view some time ago.

I think it should be recorded for historical reasons though; also any parents not ensuring that their children speak English too are doing them a disservice.

Whenever I've been to Wales the people have been fine, but on any caravan or chalet sites they always seem to have their radios on really loud!

It's either BBC Radio Wales or a service in Welsh.
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Whenever I've been to Wales the people have been fine, but on any caravan or chalet sites they always seem to have their radios on really loud!

It's either BBC Radio Wales or a service in Welsh.
They act like vegans a lot of the time "Listen to me I speak/understand Welsh!"

When it was just the annual Welsh language singing and poetry festival with the occasional druid thrown in, it was OK. You could ignore it if you wanted to.

But now they are trying to make it mandatory for all living in Wales.

And that causes resentment amongst many schoolkids and adults.

There has been a large influx of Welsh speakers from the low-industry north to the south. And they get jobs invented just for Welsh speakers. Jobs where all you have to be good at it speaking Welsh. And with them they brought their flavour of Welsh which has many differences with the local one.
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Used to go to Rhyl and Towyn a lot as a kid.
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Used to go to Rhyl and Towyn a lot as a kid.
Many wonderful memories one suspects.
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They act like vegans a lot of the time "Listen to me I speak/understand Welsh!"

When it was just the annual Welsh language singing and poetry festival with the occasional druid thrown in, it was OK. You could ignore it if you wanted to.

But now they are trying to make it mandatory for all living in Wales.

And that causes resentment amongst many schoolkids and adults.

There has been a large influx of Welsh speakers from the low-industry north to the south. And they get jobs invented just for Welsh speakers. Jobs where all you have to be good at it speaking Welsh. And with them they brought their flavour of Welsh which has many differences with the local one.
Fully explains north Wales
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It's either BBC Radio Wales or a service in Welsh.
Well who’da thunk it....

Seriously, no English or non-Welsh person can expect to be taken seriously when making any comment that implies the Welsh language has little/no value and should not furthered or spoken as much in Wales.

Would you go in to someone’s house and tell them to not speak their own language? I doubt any of you would be as rude.

Apparently it seems like the vast majority of English people (or apparently someone they know) have walked in to a pub in Wales where English is being spoken but as soon as the punters or staff twig where they’re from, conversation immediately turns to Welsh - amazingly nobody seems able to name this inhospitable pub - if that indeed does happen then those changing from English to Welsh are displaying massive ignorance, arrogance and deserve any drop in trade their behaviour creates.
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Totally agree with this, whilst a Welsh colleague disagreed with me when I expressed this view some time ago.

I think it should be recorded for historical reasons though; also any parents not ensuring that their children speak English too are doing them a disservice.

Whenever I've been to Wales the people have been fine, but on any caravan or chalet sites they always seem to have their radios on really loud!

It's either BBC Radio Wales or a service in Welsh.
Yes, I really have no problems with people speaking Welsh, but I do think children should also be educated in a common language so they don't feel isolated in later life.
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Yes, I really have no problems with people speaking Welsh, but I do think children should also be educated in a common language so they don't feel isolated in later life.
Isolated?
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