08-06-2014, 06:57 AM
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I've always known being a proud Welshman about the connection between Wales and the important early role Welsh people played when your country was being formed, so here's a little video with some interesting facts for you to look at enjoy.

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/bu...eo-7570783

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 08-06-2014, 08:52 AM
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Two thoughts watching this. First, that is one bad-a$$ flag Wales has. Second, I notice that the American towns named after Welsh places are simple names like Cardiff and Newport .... where are the names like Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwll-llantysiliogogogoch ?? It's a most interesting language, one that although it uses normal Anglo-saxon letters may as well use Cyrillic or Asian block lettering when trying to pronounce the words.

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 08-06-2014, 09:45 AM
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My favorite Welsh-American is Ted Lewis, who pitched in major league baseball in the 1890s and is one of only three big-leaguers born in Wales.

I wrote an article about "The Pitching Professor", which mentions his love of poetry, inspired by seeing his father win a prize at a Welsh-American Eisteddfod. It also mentions how for many years he addressed the Welsh society of northwestern Massachusetts on St. David's Day (March 1).

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 08-06-2014, 11:04 AM
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If what that video says is true, I must have some Welsh blood in me. My 7th and 8th Great Grandfathers were John Adams and John Quincy Adams.

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 08-06-2014, 01:26 PM
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(08-06-2014, 08:52 AM)wingdo Wrote: Two thoughts watching this. First, that is one bad-a$$ flag Wales has.

true! BiggrinBiggrin

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 08-06-2014, 08:48 PM
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You are right there Doug the Welsh tend to speak by pronouncing and highlighting vowels far more than English people, Welsh is compulsory in school until the age of 16 and there are many schools that are only Welsh speaking in Wales. And I'm pleased to welcome Johnny on board you are now a fully paid up member of the Welsh in the USA spreading those good Celtic genes throughout that beautiful land of yours.:-)

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 08-07-2014, 10:25 AM
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And Johnny you use their first name as part of your handle!

Interesting video.

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 08-07-2014, 10:58 AM
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(08-06-2014, 08:48 PM)Jamie Mahoney Wrote: You are right there Doug the Welsh tend to speak by pronouncing and highlighting vowels far more than English people,

The Welsh are also big on using W and Y as vowels, far more than their English counterparts.

Kudos to Wales for continuing the dual language teaching. Would hate to see such a unique language totally die off.

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