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Sarah Woodbury

I started being interested in Wales because of family legend that we had Welsh ancestry. We discovered that we did, in fact, have Welsh ancestors during a genealogy project with my daughter … and at that point I ...

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Sally

One day I was sitting in my dad’s cousin’s house listening to my Dad and my cousin speaking Welsh. My Dad was a fluent welsh speaker but my mum was not so me and my brothers were brought up speaking English. My Dad ...

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Gareth Mitchell

So, I was born in England to a Welsh father and an English mother, my father stoked my interest in Welsh Rugby in that great era in the 70s. Dad never spoke Welsh because he was of that generation where Cymraeg had been ...

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Stevan

I moved to North Wales a long time ago and I’ve been busy with raising a family and work and never made the time to learn Welsh. I’m keen to know what my Welsh speaking daughters are saying about me and hopefully ...

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Sue

My maternal grandparents lived in Carmarthen. She was first-language Welsh. He was from a family of North Pembrokeshire farmers who spoke Welsh at home but English for all formal and business purposes. They brought up ...

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Paul Griffith

My father and grandfather were Welsh, but neither could speak the language. This bothered my father terribly, and he had just started to learn Welsh when he sadly passed away. Now, in addition to doing it for myself, I ...

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Drew

There is no conventional reason for me to learn Welsh. I’m from Northern California and I have no Welsh ancestry as far as I know. HOWEVER, I’m a huge language nerd and a bit of an Anglophile… well all things ...

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Dawn Jones

My grandmother spoke Welsh, wore the ‘Welsh Not’ and didn’t pass it on to my mother. My son, daughter and granddaughter speak Welsh. I want and need to speak Welsh to my family. It is very ...

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Rufus

I wanted to learn a language for fun. I tried out a bunch of languages and always kept coming back to Welsh. I think partly because it was the one I was most connected to – my mum is Welsh and learned some in school ...

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Jasper

My boyfriend, 20 years old, moved from Wales to the United States as a preteen. He’s trying to reconnect to Welsh language and Welsh culture and I’m happily following along with ...