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Another Welsh encounter in NSW...

Postby danhiggins1002 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:40 am

G'day pawb!

Had another Welsh in the wild experience last week, this time with me starting things off...

I was in Macquarie shopping centre, when a guy wearing a red shirt (with the dragon and 'Cymru' written on it) walked the other direction.

So I went through the whole mental thing in my head - "Ooh a Welsh person, I should probably ask if he speaks Welsh and see how it goes, but that could be weird just saying "helo!" to someone I don't even know-"

Then I bottled out as we walked past each other :roll:

So I thought to myself "Nevermind, we'll write that one off, I highly doubt I'll ever bump into the guy again, but if i do I WILL say something in Welsh to him!"

Then 5 minutes later I see the guy again - Time to swallow my words!


Me - "Bore da!"
Cymro - :-?
Me - "Um... Bore da..?"
Cymro " :-? ...
Me - "Wyt ti'n siarad Cymraeg?"
Cymro (in full-on Aussie twang) - "Nah mate."
Me - :shock: " Ah, sorry mate, my mistake, have a nice day!"
Cymro's wife - :lol:
Me - :oops: *walks away*
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Re: Another Welsh encounter in NSW...

Postby SJ » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:20 pm

Fair heart never won a Welsh conversation!

Da iawn Dan! :clap: At this rate I'm sure you'll bump into a Welsh speaker soon!
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Re: Another Welsh encounter in NSW...

Postby Aran » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:13 pm

Superb work, Dan!...:D

And not only are you massively increasing your own chances of finding a Welsh speaker, you're also doing the best possible job of making other people think about the language...:)
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Re: Another Welsh encounter in NSW...

Postby Cer » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:27 pm

Me - "Wyt ti'n siarad Cymraeg?"
Cymro (in full-on Aussie twang) - "Nah mate."
Me - :shock: " Ah, sorry mate, my mistake, have a nice day!"
Cymro's wife - :lol:


Focusing in:

Me - "Wyt ti'n siarad Cymraeg?"
Cymro (in full-on Aussie twang) - "Nah mate."


And, if you ask if he's asleep, will he answer, "yes"? :wink:
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:shock: = "Oh, is that how it's spelled!"

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Re: Another Welsh encounter in NSW...

Postby danhiggins1002 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:14 pm

Cer wrote:Me - "Wyt ti'n siarad Cymraeg?"
Cymro (in full-on Aussie twang) - "Nah mate."
Me - :shock: " Ah, sorry mate, my mistake, have a nice day!"
Cymro's wife - :lol:


Focusing in:

Me - "Wyt ti'n siarad Cymraeg?"
Cymro (in full-on Aussie twang) - "Nah mate."


And, if you ask if he's asleep, will he answer, "yes"? :wink:


Sorry I don't follow :help:
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Re: Another Welsh encounter in NSW...

Postby Sionned » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:31 pm

If he understood that you asked him, in Welsh, if he speaks Welsh, would he understand other Welsh?? :wink:
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Re: Another Welsh encounter in NSW...

Postby Cer » Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:06 am

Yeah, what Sionned said. "Are you asleep?" "Yes." = "Wyt ti'n siarad Cymraeg?" "No."

I suppose, to be fair, maybe he understands, but doesn't speak.
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Re: Another Welsh encounter in NSW...

Postby danhiggins1002 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:14 am

Yeah, I've been quietly hoping to read a 'Welsh in the wild' story from someone saying some strange curly haired guy randomly started speaking Welsh to them when they were out shopping.
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Re: Another Welsh encounter in NSW...

Postby Cer » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:48 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Give him a couple of weeks to a) simmer down from the wife's ribbing, and b) find the course. Then, expect it under Introduce Yourself:

"So, me and the wife were out shopping, and it being rugby season and all, I had my shirt on, when this guy comes up from out of nowhere, and accosts us in Welsh..."
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