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Re: Learning Welsh on the Holyhead to Dublin ferry

PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:22 am
by Aran
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:

Re: Learning Welsh on the Holyhead to Dublin ferry

PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:01 am
by Lostontheoggin
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:

Re: Learning Welsh on the Holyhead to Dublin ferry

PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:29 am
by Aran
Lostontheoggin wrote:I must admit it was an education :roll:


You're officially 7.6% more Welsh now. It's the mountain air.

Re: Learning Welsh on the Holyhead to Dublin ferry

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:11 am
by Lostontheoggin
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.

Re: Learning Welsh on the Holyhead to Dublin ferry

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:58 am
by Aran
Lostontheoggin wrote:Can't get any more welsh than 100%


You're obviously not considering 107.6%...:wink:

Re: Learning Welsh on the Holyhead to Dublin ferry

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:26 pm
by Lostontheoggin
Glad you teach languages not maths ;)

Re: Learning Welsh on the Holyhead to Dublin ferry

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:38 pm
by Aran
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:]

Re: Learning Welsh on the Holyhead to Dublin ferry

PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 7:16 am
by Lostontheoggin
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.

Re: Learning Welsh on the Holyhead to Dublin ferry

PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 12:18 pm
by Aran
Once you're willing to start up conversations with complete strangers, it pretty much job done - llongyfarchiadau!...:star:

Re: Learning Welsh on the Holyhead to Dublin ferry

PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 6:48 pm
by Lostontheoggin
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.