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so excited!

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 7:48 am
by AlexTigers
I posted just over a month ago about having a bad experience using my Welsh. Well, here I am back again, and this time my experience couldn't be more different.

I have had my first real conversation in Welsh. Not just written on a forum or speaking to myself :roll: , but actually speaking to a native Welsh speaker!

I was nervous, and I stumbled over a few words, but it didn't matter. I really enjoyed it, the Welsh speaker was very positive and helpful and spoke very clearly for me. Such a great experience and I'm looking forward to the next one! :star: :lol:

The only problem I encountered was that the person I was speaking to was from North Wales, whereas I have been doing the southern course, and she used some words I was unfamiliar with. I understood some things in context, although I did have to ask to clarify that "medru" was the same as "gallu".

Well, from here the only way is up! :D

Re: so excited!

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 8:43 am
by Wil-ab-Eynon
:dance: :party: :clap: :lol: :dawnsio: :llongyf: :seren: :seren: :seren:

Well done... I bet that put a smile on your face for the rest of the day :wink:

Re: so excited!

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 10:06 am
by Maynard
well done Alex ! As you say the only way is up from now on. There's nothing more rewarding after all that training than communicating with a natural Welsh speaker, you'll certainly feel more confident now ! :cariad: @yr iaith

Re: so excited!

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 10:56 am
by Tahl
AlexTigers wrote:I have had my first real conversation in Welsh. Not just written on a forum or speaking to myself :roll: , but actually speaking to a native Welsh speaker!

I was nervous, and I stumbled over a few words, but it didn't matter. I really enjoyed it, the Welsh speaker was very positive and helpful and spoke very clearly for me. Such a great experience and I'm looking forward to the next one! :star: :lol:

Now that's what we're talking about. :D Fantastic -- enjoy that helium-balloon, whee-this-actually-works feeling!

Re: so excited!

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 12:19 pm
by Gruntius
Great stuff, that's the sort of experience we're all here for. Well done.

All these little stories are an inspiration to the rest of us.

Re: so excited!

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 12:45 pm
by Aran
:seren:

Llongyfarchiadau mawr!

What was the occasion? What inspired you to jump in? Well done for taking such a positive step, and I'm delighted you got such a worthwhile response...:D

Re: so excited!

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 1:20 pm
by AlexTigers
There wasn't an occasion as such. I just wanted to start using my Welsh! I met someone via Twitter, of all things, and we arranged a time to talk!

I think she was quite tickled that someone living in Greece wanted to learn Welsh - if she thinks this is far away, just wait till I tell her about the people in Australia!

Re: so excited!

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 1:26 pm
by Aran
AlexTigers wrote:There wasn't an occasion as such. I just wanted to start using my Welsh! I met someone via Twitter, of all things, and we arranged a time to talk!


Fantastic - that certainly sounds like jumping in at the deep end, chwarae teg i ti!...:seren: