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Re: Learning Welsh on the Holyhead to Dublin ferry

Postby Aran » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:22 am

Lostontheoggin wrote:You are joking Aran, I'm a Cardiff boy, I'm smuggling in Clarkes Pies and cheese and onion baps.


In all your time up north we didn't manage to civilise you?... :shush:
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Re: Learning Welsh on the Holyhead to Dublin ferry

Postby Lostontheoggin » Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:01 am

Aran wrote:
Lostontheoggin wrote:You are joking Aran, I'm a Cardiff boy, I'm smuggling in Clarkes Pies and cheese and onion baps.


In all your time up north we didn't manage to civilise you?... :shush:


I must admit it was an education :roll:
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Re: Learning Welsh on the Holyhead to Dublin ferry

Postby Aran » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:29 am

Lostontheoggin wrote:I must admit it was an education :roll:


You're officially 7.6% more Welsh now. It's the mountain air.
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Re: Learning Welsh on the Holyhead to Dublin ferry

Postby Lostontheoggin » Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:11 am

Can't get any more welsh than 100%, I cant even play international rugby for any team other than Wales, all my Grand parents were born within 25 miles of Cardiff and I've never actually lived continuously in one place abroad long enough to qualify for anyone else. I don't judge my nationality based on my ability to speak welsh, a decision made by my great grand parents, I'm welsh.
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Re: Learning Welsh on the Holyhead to Dublin ferry

Postby Aran » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:58 am

Lostontheoggin wrote:Can't get any more welsh than 100%


You're obviously not considering 107.6%...:wink:
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Re: Learning Welsh on the Holyhead to Dublin ferry

Postby Lostontheoggin » Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:26 pm

Glad you teach languages not maths ;)
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Re: Learning Welsh on the Holyhead to Dublin ferry

Postby Aran » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:38 pm

Lostontheoggin wrote:Glad you teach languages not maths ;)


Oh yes. I'm officially at least 146% better as a language teacher...:D

[In a little known bizarre factlet, I once won a maths competition for teachers. Okay, Maths teachers were excluded, and okay, it was only for one school, and okay, only about three people actually entered, but it's still one of my personal highlights...:wink:]
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Re: Learning Welsh on the Holyhead to Dublin ferry

Postby Lostontheoggin » Sat May 19, 2012 7:16 am

Welsh conversations just keep happening to me!

This morning after the ship arrived in Rosslare I got a call from reception to say they had a foot passenger who had missed the passenger bus. I had the the receptionist send him down to the loading ramp and called for the bus to return.

While we waited I noticed his strong North Walian accent so I sai Ti Siarad Cymraeg.

5 minutes waiting for the bus to arrive spent practising my welsh.
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Re: Learning Welsh on the Holyhead to Dublin ferry

Postby Aran » Mon May 21, 2012 12:18 pm

Once you're willing to start up conversations with complete strangers, it pretty much job done - llongyfarchiadau!...:star:
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Re: Learning Welsh on the Holyhead to Dublin ferry

Postby Lostontheoggin » Mon May 21, 2012 6:48 pm

Lack of confidence has never been an issue ;)

Time to practice is however a different matter.

My Job and my children are combining to wear me out I never get a chance to rest.
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