Welsh is currently a language for
Bad People of the Past,
but it's making quite a comeback
(ok, mostly in small sheep-herding communities in lower
Snowdonia, but still).
Be one step ahead of the curve by Teaching Yourself Welsh!
Welsh is one crazy language, like instead of having normal vowels like a,e,i,o,u
and-sometimes-y they've got a,e,i,o,u,y and-sometimes-w. And those crazy
Cymraegs really go wild over double letter-- one "f" is like a [v] (brackets are
how Linguists say "the sound not the letter") in good ol'
god-fearing English, and you need "ff" to make an [f]. Two l's get you a crazy
[th]-like sound that I think must be a semi-palatal alveolar lateral fricative,
but sometimes I think it's closer to a retroflex dental fricative... and don't
even let me get started on the dipthongs...
Mae llawer o bethau yn y wers 'ma, so chi i gyd should check it
out...Ewch! Or you'll be stuck saying Dydw i ddim yn deall all the time
once the Welsh have reclaimed the earth!