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Re: My First Organised Meet and Welsh Conversation!!

Postby Catrin Lliar » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:32 pm

Iestyn wrote:I hope that you slap yourself on the back so hard that it bruises, because what you have achieved is phenomenal.


Just in case you need it...

'Aw! Mae'n brifo!'

'Mae gen i glais!'

'Mae'n rhaid i mi fynd i'r fferyllfa i brynu Arnica i roi ar fy nghlais'

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Re: My First Organised Meet and Welsh Conversation!!

Postby Aran » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:56 pm

Yes, what everyone else has said already...:D

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Re: My First Organised Meet and Welsh Conversation!!

Postby Sionned » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:56 pm

Catrin Lliar wrote:
Iestyn wrote:I hope that you slap yourself on the back so hard that it bruises, because what you have achieved is phenomenal.


Just in case you need it...

'Aw! Mae'n brifo!'

'Mae gen i glais!'

'Mae'n rhaid i mi fynd i'r fferyllfa i brynu Arnica i roi ar fy nghlais'

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Re: My First Organised Meet and Welsh Conversation!!

Postby crystaltipps65 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:08 pm

Hi Vaughan
What an amazing post and what an amazing achievement! I'm feel so proud for you and for your daughter ! :star: :star:

You have certainly broken down a huge barrier and all your hard work has paid off in a fantastic way, there will be no stopping you now!


Have a fantastic time on Saturday and take the lead and use your Welsh; You will be surprised how many Welsh speakers will come out of the woodwork and those who don't, will apologise embarrassingly! (I know I was one of them :dafad: ) Most important though is to enjoy :dance: :dance:

Chwarae teg, Ti wedi gwneud da iawn :clap: :clap: Na fe!

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Re: My First Organised Meet and Welsh Conversation!!

Postby Cer » Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:11 am

:llongyf: :dawnsio: :dawnsio: :dawnsio: :llongyf:
:dafad: Please feel free to correct me. Thanks! :dafad:

:shock: = "Oh, is that how it's spelled!"

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Re: My First Organised Meet and Welsh Conversation!!

Postby SJ » Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:59 am

Llongyfarchiadau Vaughn! I'm sure you'll enjoy your weekend in Llanelli and there will be plenty of opportunity to use your welsh! :D
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Re: My First Organised Meet and Welsh Conversation!!

Postby vgh50 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:05 am

Thank you everyone!! :star:

It's great to be able to share a moment like this with people who have helped me get to where I am today - so thanks to you all, because I couldn't have done this without you or this course!! :D

Thanks also to my new Welsh speaking friend who like a lot of you have said, was the one to reach out and make this moment possible; we will no doubt be getting together again soon. As we spoke about yesterday, perhaps this will be the start of the South West of England meetings? :smile:

Thank you to all the wonderful Welsh speaking people on this forum for making the last 5 months so special (wow is that all it is, 5 months :shock: ) I would never have believed I could have achieved so much in such a short amount of time.

A special thank you to Iestyn and Cat and Aran and Catrin for not only creating this course but for steering me back on course when I started to wander. For your words of encouragement and for your words of wisdom too.

Iechyd da pawb!! :smile:

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Re: My First Organised Meet and Welsh Conversation!!

Postby Iestyn » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:20 am

Thanks for reminding me, Vaughan.

When you next meet the mysterious SSiWer :wink: , could you thank him on my behalf as well. I'm assuming that he's not on the forum, at least regularly, and may not realise how much the course relies on positive people like him willing to make the effort to help others. He has been the spark that has revolutionised your Welsh speaking life: Many many Welsh learners have far more Welsh than you (and the majority of other SSiWers), yet never get the opportunity that this man gave you to really become Welsh speakers.

And for everyone else here - pass it on! Invite a local SSiWer to meet for lunch. You might just spark another vgh moment!
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Re: My First Organised Meet and Welsh Conversation!!

Postby RedGreenInBlue » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:48 am

Vaughan, I thought you said you were nervous of going on Skype - and yet here you are, chatting away in Welsh "in the wild"! :D

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Re: My First Organised Meet and Welsh Conversation!!

Postby Catrin Lliar » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:58 am

Iestyn wrote:And for everyone else here - pass it on! Invite a local SSiWer to meet for lunch. You might just spark another vgh moment!


What a fabulous idea! Invite a fellow SSiWer for lunch/dinner/the weekend/a G&T in the garden! Surely deserves it's own thread! :D
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