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Re: My First Organised Meet and Welsh Conversation!!

Postby HarmonicNature » Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:22 pm

vgh50 wrote:What a fantastic day! Up at 5.30am to watch 2 great games of rugby and then get ready for my second organised meet with reginald531 (and Caitlin). :party:

It's amazing, I wasn't nervous at all this time and we had a lovely fish and chips lunch gyda siarad Cymraeg. :clap:

We flipped backwards and forwards from English to Welsh and it was all very relaxed and comfortable. And the staff in the little English pub was very welcoming and didn't mind us gabbling away in Welsh at all! I'm looking forward to meeting up again soon. :smile:

I'm feeling pretty tired now but it was great to be chatting again in Welsh and its inspired Caitlin no end! It's been a brilliant day, so I just wanted to quickly share it with you.

Hwyl! :D


That's wonderful, Vaughan - it sounds like you had a lot of fun! :ardderchog: How is Caitlin coming along with her Welsh? :D
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Re: My First Organised Meet and Welsh Conversation!!

Postby vgh50 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:27 pm

dee393 wrote:wow that is an amazing story.
well done to you. that is a massive step to have taken.
Im still on marys team, hiding under the tables....
you must be so proud of your self. Good luck with all your
future meet ups. no stopping you now.

i aspire to have that experience.

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Thanks Dee for your kind words :smile:

I hope you're Welsh and your confidence is growing, its amazing what happens when you start breaking down a few barriers. Good luck and all the best!

Hi Harmony!!!!!! Caitlin is doing brilliantly and has finished the first 6 lessons. She has had a break for 3 weeks because of her school work and commitments but she's 'full steam ahead' again now (she says looking over my shoulder)

How have you been?

Hwyl,

Vaughan
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Re: My First Organised Meet and Welsh Conversation!!

Postby HarmonicNature » Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:29 pm

vgh50 wrote:Hi Harmony!!!!!! Caitlin is doing brilliantly and has finished the first 6 lessons. She has had a break for 3 weeks because of her school work and commitments but she's 'full steam ahead' again now (she says looking over my shoulder)

How have you been?

Hwyl,

Vaughan


Hi, Vaughan! :D Caitlin really is doing brilliantly! Wow! She's a :star: !
I've been doing well - I'm up to right around Lesson 14 (I must do a progress report some time soon), and I'm still enjoying it. I've recently started taking weekly horse riding lessons (I'm working to earn them), so that has been an exciting development. :D I can never resist using my Welsh on the barn cats there...! :dafad:

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Re: My First Organised Meet and Welsh Conversation!!

Postby jstetson » Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:36 pm

HarmonicNature wrote: I've recently started taking weekly horse riding lessons (I'm working to earn them), so that has been an exciting development. :D I can never resist using my Welsh on the barn cats there...! :dafad:

Hwyl,

Harmony

Ooo, lucky girl. Beneath this aging exterior beats the heart of a horse crazy teenage girl!
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Re: My First Organised Meet and Welsh Conversation!!

Postby HarmonicNature » Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:02 pm

jstetson wrote:Ooo, lucky girl. Beneath this aging exterior beats the heart of a horse crazy teenage girl!


Really? I've wanted to be around horses and ride all of my life, so this really is amazing for me - even though it has its ups and downs (just like learning a language :wink: ). It's nice to know that there's another horse crazy person in SSiW. :D
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Re: My First Organised Meet and Welsh Conversation!!

Postby jstetson » Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:27 pm

HarmonicNature wrote:
jstetson wrote:Ooo, lucky girl. Beneath this aging exterior beats the heart of a horse crazy teenage girl!


Really? I've wanted to be around horses and ride all of my life, so this really is amazing for me - even though it has its ups and downs (just like learning a language :wink: ). It's nice to know that there's another horse crazy person in SSiW. :D

Yes, the downs especially can be sudden and dramatic! :shock: But they are such beautiful creatures, aren't they?
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Re: My First Organised Meet and Welsh Conversation!!

Postby my_cat_silky » Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:30 pm

Fi hefyd, dw i'n caru ceffylau! Ti'n rhy lwcus, Harmony! :D I was so interested to read about your musical interests, Harmony, you are obviously a multi-talented young lady! And yes, I am used to practising Welsh with my cat too! :wink:
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Re: My First Organised Meet and Welsh Conversation!!

Postby HarmonicNature » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:55 pm

my_cat_silky wrote:Fi hefyd, dw i'n caru ceffylau! Ti'n rhy lwcus, Harmony! :D I was so interested to read about your musical interests, Harmony, you are obviously a multi-talented young lady! And yes, I am used to practising Welsh with my cat too! :wink:

Diolch yn fawr iawn... :oops: But I do think that the same is true of you! :D I've consistently found that all animals understand Welsh much more easily than English...I wonder why? :smile: But I'm starting to feel like I've hijacked Vaughan's thread here, so I had better be quiet now! :shush:
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Re: My First Organised Meet and Welsh Conversation!!

Postby vgh50 » Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:28 am

HarmonicNature wrote:I've consistently found that all animals understand Welsh much more easily than English...I wonder why? :smile: But I'm starting to feel like I've hijacked Vaughan's thread here, so I had better be quiet now! :shush:


I've been hijacked!! Aagghhh! :lol:

Actually, I find my cat to be the best listener of all! She loves hearing me speak Welsh and she never gets tired of me talking to her. Perhaps its the rolling rrrrrrrrrrrrr's :smile:
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Re: My First Organised Meet and Welsh Conversation!!

Postby HarmonicNature » Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:14 am

vgh50 wrote:I've been hijacked!! Aagghhh! :lol:

Actually, I find my cat to be the best listener of all! She loves hearing me speak Welsh and she never gets tired of me talking to her. Perhaps its the rolling rrrrrrrrrrrrr's :smile:

:lol: So your cat is hypersensitive to Welsh, too? It's really amazing how well my cat understands everything. It used to be that when she was being really good, she would come when I called her, but now when I tell her to come in Welsh, she almost always does immediately. I do think that it has something to do with the sound of the language - the rrrrrolled rrr's and all of the vowels are rather similar to the (vocal) language cats use. :smile:
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