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Re: First ever sgwrs Cymraeg (with Cymdeithas yr Iaith!)

Postby karengo » Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:40 am

Way to go, Jonathan! You helped break down the stereotypes of what new learners can do and you did it in style!
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Re: First ever sgwrs Cymraeg (with Cymdeithas yr Iaith!)

Postby Aran » Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:12 pm

:seren:

Llongyfarchiadau mawr iawn iawn...:D

Language activists are always good people to practise with - but I don't know many people who would have been brave enough to have their very first conversation on a public stall - I salute you!
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Re: First ever sgwrs Cymraeg (with Cymdeithas yr Iaith!)

Postby sumsmeister » Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:20 pm

I had a similarly lovely conversation with the Cymdeithas stall at the National Eisteddfod in Glyn Ebwy, the only difference being that it wasn't my first sgwrs yn Gymraeg. Now you've broken your duck, it's brilliant to hear you're looking for more!
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Re: First ever sgwrs Cymraeg (with Cymdeithas yr Iaith!)

Postby cwmgoch » Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:59 pm

Diolch yn fawr iawn pawb for your very encouraging and supportive responses. Dych chi'n caredig iawn iawn. :smile: And yes, hopefully I'll be able to make it to another Tafwyl event this week and trio siarad Cymraeg again.
Please feel free to correct my Welsh. Currently on Cwrs 3 De, Gwers 4.
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Re: First ever sgwrs Cymraeg (with Cymdeithas yr Iaith!)

Postby Miri Mawr » Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:12 pm

I'm not sure about Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg being 'a bit nutty', as somebody said, but I joined as a matter of principle as an almost complete beginner. I wanted to stand up and say that Welsh, and the future of the Welsh language, mattered very much to me, even though I hadn't been learning for more than a few months at the time. I even filled in the form in English!

Nobody seemed to mind. I too had an early conversation with a member who was wonderfully encouraging- diolch, Dafydd : then with another, now a friend : diolch, Jamie: - ... and went on a weekend away they organised for learners: in Tresaith as it happens. That's where my confidence really took off. I haven't looked back since, I'm an active member of Cymdeithas and I've really enjoy being part of the Welsh-speaking community too.
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Re: First ever sgwrs Cymraeg (with Cymdeithas yr Iaith!)

Postby dinas » Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:56 pm

RobertBruce wrote:The Cymdeithas people might sometimes be a bit nutty, seeing issues where there are none on occasion, being unnecessarily confrontational at times, but they are unfailingly nice folks who value the enthusiasm of those who are learning or have learned.


I'm a member and it's a fair description of me; and my life in general. :lol:
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