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Re: Tahl

Postby cat » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:48 pm

Diane, you are AMAZING!! I take it that after a call like that, you're on speed dial for Radio Cymru researchers who need a US viewpoint?!

Anhygoel! :seren:

And :diolch: for the many mentions and wonderful description about the course and the forum!
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Re: Tahl

Postby essenbee » Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:20 am

That was so amazing and inspiring Dianne, you really are a :seren: !

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Re: Tahl

Postby Arianrhod » Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:37 am

I happened to be listening to the radio, and was spellbound listening to your wonderful Welsh, Diane. How on earth did you get to that standard when you must be so busy with other things? :clap:
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Re: Tahl

Postby fri27cari » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:59 am

I was so lucky to be able to hear it, everytime when they send a link from a t.v. program They don't allow me to see it. How pleasant to hear you talking Welsh with an American accent, make me wonder how my Flemish accent will sound? The well as already said "wel" is a Welsh word and was not out of place or disturbing, in fact I was so focused on other things that I hardly heard you using it.
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Re: Tahl

Postby Iestyn » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:57 am

Diane - you are extraordinary!

Well, actually, you are ordinary, but only in that you sounded like an ordinary Welsh speaker who happened to live in Washington DC, rather than "A Welsh Learner" (note the capitalisation). Which is rather extraordinary, if you see what I mean...

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Re: Tahl

Postby Aran » Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:48 pm

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Re: Tahl

Postby Tahl » Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:49 pm

Thanks for all the kind words -- and the reality check, because I've found myself in the dumps a few times lately at how hard I've found that Twitter course in cynghanedd (Welsh strict-metre poetry) that I mentioned. Deep breath, right foot, left foot, right foot...

For people who are newish here, the lessons I hope you'll draw are (1) SSIW works, and (2) you can make plenty of errors and still have no problem being understood.

Iestyn wrote:Well, actually, you are ordinary, but only in that you sounded like an ordinary Welsh speaker who happened to live in Washington DC, rather than "A Welsh Learner" (note the capitalisation).

For me personally, *that* is the goal -- to reach the point that JonSais and others have already reached, where people are less about "look, a talking dog!!!" and more about "hm, interesting point that dog just made." :roll:
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Re: Tahl

Postby dinas » Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:29 pm

Tahl wrote:For me personally, *that* is the goal -- to reach the point that JonSais and others have already reached, where people are less about "look, a talking dog!!!" and more about "hm, interesting point that dog just made."


Hi, Tahl! You've managed to express my own feelings, exactly... :clap:
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Re: Tahl

Postby Catrin Lliar » Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:37 pm

Not been able to sit down and listen to this yet and looking forward to doing so this evening - sound like I may be in for a real treat!
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Re: Tahl

Postby dinas » Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:40 pm

Catrin Lliar wrote:Not been able to sit down and listen to this yet and looking forward to doing so this evening - sound like I may be in for a real treat!


It is a real treat, Catrin...Oh, enjoy the Welsh victory on Saturday!
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