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Llyfrau Cymraeg / Welsh books

3/52 for the group 52 of 2012

This week's theme is: My passion

I actually find this theme very difficult. I'm British, for heaven's sake, and of a certain age and class and we don't reveal our passions -- unless it's football, of which I am not a fan! So, I've done my best, even though it makes me feel awkward and these books are my attempt to portray my love of Wales.

I wasn't born in Wales and I wasn't brought up here, but I visited for the first time when I was less than 1 year old and must have fallen under its spell. I spent many wonderful holidays on the North Wales coast and finally, as a young adult, I managed to move from England and have lived in Wales ever since.

I feel a strong attachment to the Welsh landscape and the people and in particular the language. I have been learning Welsh for years, but I finally feel that I'm making progress and these books therefore symbolise the language and culture and my love of my adopted country.

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khiemtran From: khiemtran Date: January 22nd, 2012 12:43 am (UTC) (Link)
I actually came close to buying a Welsh dictionary the other day. Because the bookshop was having a moving sale, and, you know, who knows when it might come in handy...?

I can confirm that Greek is the least popular language for phrasebooks in Malaysia, as most of the other languages had been snapped up already (I was hoping to replace my Mandarin phrasebook as it's over fifteen years out-of-date now).
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: January 23rd, 2012 09:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
who knows when it might come in handy...?

I have an Italian dictionary for this very reason! :)
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