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Good basic conversational grounding,
This review is from: Welsh for Beginners (Usborne Language Guides) (Paperback)
Adults, don't be put off by the childrens style cartoon nature of this book. This book gives you a great entry to Welsh conversation. Most adults when trying to learn a language try to jump in at a level too high for them and because they're not fluent in a week get put off and give up. This book starts at a very basic level and gives you the confidence to try something harder.
I live in Wales now but was brought up in England. It always amazes me to see all the young children speaking in Welsh and effortlessly changing back to English. How did they learn Welsh? Well how did you learn English? The answer, very simply to start off with. You picked up single words and then moved to simple sentences and developed from there. This is exactly how you learn in this book.
My only criticism is that the book seems to be fairly South Wales biased. People in the South of Wales speak slightly differently to people in the north. They pronounce, and in some cases spell words differently. They also construct sentences slightly differently in some cases. There is no mention of that in this book. However putting that aside you could make yourself understood in all parts of Wales if you followed the text in this book.
All that is left to say is 'Pob Lwc'