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Old 30-05-2008, 04:59 PM #1
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WELSH is cool and not a language confined to school and chapel, Big Brother runner-up Glyn Wise said yesterday.

He said: “It’s a living language that is spoken everywhere more and more. I want everyone to realise that speaking Welsh is really cool and young people should be doing more to speak the language.

“A few weeks ago Duffy was number one in the charts, she’s a Welsh speaker from Nefyn. Aaron Ramsey, of Cardiff City, played in the cup final, he speaks Welsh. I’ve met Dwayne Peel and Stephen Jones from the Welsh rugby team, they both speak Welsh, as does Shane Williams.

“Welsh is an everyday language and we should do everything to make sure it is used as such. If Welsh is out there we should use it.”

Day president, BBC reporter Iolo ap Dafydd, said he uses Welsh as much as possible in everyday life.

“It is surprising how many people have been to Welsh lessons, had some Welsh at school and welcome the opportunity to speak the language when given the chance. I start many conversations in Welsh and if the person can’t speak Welsh then so be it but it raises the language’s profile,” he said.

Heritage minister Rhodri Glyn Thomas said he agreed with the comments made by Glyn and Mr ap Dafydd.

“We in the Assembly actively promote the use of the Welsh language as much as possible.”

Glyn Wise, who took part in Channel Four’s Big Brother 7 while still a pupil at Ysgol y Moelwyn, Blaenau Ffestiniog, wants to start a campaign to bring the Urdd Eisteddfod back to the slate quarrying town. He said it last visited the town in 1936 and a return visit was “long overdue”.
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Well done Glyn! Da iawn met!
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I speak Welsh almost fluently , it's a great language - pointless but great language.

I mean, its okay for Wales, and very small other parts of the world too - but generally its a language which is not as commonly used as English, Chinese etc because they have bigger countries. Most welsh people, if not all , all speak English anyway.

I'm Welsh by the way but in my opinion the language is useless, but having said that i'm not saying I don't like it, I love the language and think its very important for the culture of Wales, just pointless otherwise.
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I speak Welsh almost fluently , it's a great language - pointless but great language.
It's not a pointless language! We use it every day!
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I speak Welsh almost fluently , it's a great language - pointless but great language.
It's not a pointless language! We use it every day!
Most welsh people, if not all , all speak English anyway.
They all do know how to speak it, but the South of Wales is the least Welsh place in Wales. I've been to Cardiff several times and I swear I've never heard one Welsh-speaking person while I've been there. On the other hand, in the North which is where I live, the language is still going strong although some tourists do tend to visit the towns and villages, decide they want to move here and not bother learning the language. So I think you are right in your opinion. Welsh is a dying language unfortunately.
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I speak Welsh almost fluently , it's a great language - pointless but great language.
It's not a pointless language! We use it every day!
Most welsh people, if not all , all speak English anyway.
They all do know how to speak it, but the South of Wales is the least Welsh place in Wales. I've been to Cardiff several times and I swear I've never heard one Welsh-speaking person while I've been there. On the other hand, in the North which is where I live, the language is still going strong although some tourists do tend to visit the towns and villages, decide they want to move here and not bother learning the language. So I think you are right in your opinion. Welsh is a dying language unfortunately.
Yeah, it's a shame because It's a wonderful language, but its true, South Wales just doesn't speak Welsh - doesn't know how to.
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welsh accents make me horney
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I love some Welsh accents, even though they are all the same. For example, I loved listening to Helen, Imogen and Glyn speak but Laura's voice and accent really annoyed me. Weird concidering they all have the same accent.
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I always feel bad that I cannot speak welsh. But other them my orals/exams I have never needed it.
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Glyn is a legend =) x
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I love some Welsh accents, even though they are all the same. For example, I loved listening to Helen, Imogen and Glyn speak but Laura's voice and accent really annoyed me. Weird concidering they all have the same accent.
Laura and Imogen had the South Wales accent while Glyn had the North Wales one
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Welsh people don't have the same accents! lol
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i loved imogen's accent
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Don't particulary like the accent
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