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Robert Summers

My real journey as a dysgwr (learner) only began in January, but probably took root much earlier through music – but perhaps not the kind of music you’re thinking of! In the 90s I loved my punk and hardcore ...

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Jason A

I left the Rhondda Fach for London when I was just five years old (taking my parents with me), but some of my earliest memories are of older (sadly now deceased) relatives conversing with each other, with neighbours and ...

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Julia Treen

I like learning languages, considered Welsh as it was the geographically nearest one to me (important during lockdown) and chanced across the excellent SSiW. Without a good course to help me, I would have got nowhere. I ...

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Rees Gilbert

I’m Welsh on my mother’s side. As a young lass I’d try to pronounce Llanfair PG and was routinely terrified by Tŷ Chwith when I switched on S4C on family trips to Gwynedd, but was told growing up that the family ...

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Gary Cadwaladr

My father would tell us we were descended from Welsh kings from quite an early age. And after spending holidays on Anglesey my wife and I fell in love with all things Welsh. I saw a post about SSiW and decided to take a ...

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Lindsay W

Hello! I just finished Challenge 1, and I’m so excited! I decided I loved Wales and the Welsh language with very little knowledge of either after I read The Grey King as a child. Back in the noughties, I met the man ...

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Wyn

SSiW – a continuing journey in Welsh When I was young I spent my holidays with my Grandmother, in the family home near New Quay, Ceredigion. Our Welsh roots are deep , farmers, seafarers and political activists, but ...

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Caroline

Several reasons including distant Welsh heritage and a childhood spent listening to male voice choirs, which made Welsh feel both very familiar while also utterly alien (as I was familiar enough with it to know I could ...

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Camilla Walker

I’m German and as far as I’m aware don’t have any Welsh ancestry or relations. Years ago a friend of mine introduced me to BBC’s “Doctor Who” and “Torchwood” series. I got hooked, watched the series and ...

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David B.

A variety of reasons… I’ve been going on holiday to Wales for fifty years, and I’ve always thought it would be good to learn Welsh. It seems rude not to try to understand something so important in the life, ...