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Gwyddor Gymreig / Welsh alphabet

1/52 for the group T189ers weekly alphabet challenge

This week's theme: A is for Alphabet

The Welsh alphabet goes like this:

a, b, c, ch, d, dd, e, f, ff, g, ng, h, i, j, l, ll, m, n, o, p, ph, r, rh, s, t, th, u, w, y

Note that there is no q, v, x or z. Also, unlike in English, a double letter in Welsh counts as one single letter for the purposes of Scrabble and crosswords. The photo shows some of the Welsh Scrabble tiles and their scores.

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readthisandweep From: readthisandweep Date: January 2nd, 2012 05:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

Dutch Scrabble is terrifying.
No language on earth requires that man 'E's'
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: January 2nd, 2012 08:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have never seen Dutch scrabble, but I would have thought that it also needed a terrifying number of A's. :)
aeriedraconia From: aeriedraconia Date: January 2nd, 2012 06:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
How cool! Thinks about playing with those tiles...*runs away screaming*
khiemtran From: khiemtran Date: January 2nd, 2012 07:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I take it the one between 'c' and 'ch' is the blank?
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: January 2nd, 2012 08:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oops! A typo. :)

But yes, there are blank tiles in Welsh scrabble too.
peadarog From: peadarog Date: January 3rd, 2012 09:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Just got Irish Scrabble as a Christmas present :)
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