- Paperback: 80 pages
- Publisher: Y Lolfa; Bilingual edition edition (14 Mar. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0862434475
- ISBN-13: 978-0862434472
- Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 12.1 x 17.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,064,735 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Welsh Talk Paperback – 14 Mar 2011
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About the Author
Heini Gruffudd was a Welsh language and literature instructor at the University of Wales for 13 years. He is the author of "Beginner's Welsh, also published by Hippocrene Books, and numerous other Welsh language titles. He currently works as a language consultant and freelance writer in Swansea, Wales.
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Welsh is much easier to pronounce than English, as most letters have just one sound. Almost all consonants have one sound, while some vowels vary slightly.
Welsh has seven vowel letters: a, e, i, o, u, w, y.
It also has eight combination letters which represent one sound: ch(as in 'loch'), dd(as in 'that'), ff(as in 'off'), ng(as in 'long'), ll(see below), ph(as in 'off'), rh(as in 'rhyme'), th(as in 'thing').
The stress on Welsh words is almost always on the last syllable but one.
Top Customer Reviews
Welsh is a poetic language with soft mutations, nasal mutations and aspiration mutations. This light weight little book covers it all.
Well set-out, easy to understand.
Delightful sense of humour.
Having been a student at Bangor University in the early 1970's, when EVERYTHING shut on a Sunday, it's easy to see why " would you like to see my stamps" is included as a chat-up line!