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Oh, how exciting!

Postby Willowhawk » 09 May 2006, 20:48

I'm glad to see this new sub-forum. I've been trying to teach myself at least rudimentary Welsh for years, and I haven't honestly had a lot of luck. I look forward to speaking with you all here!

Blessings (and how do I say that in Welsh?),

Willow
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Postby Adam » 10 May 2006, 11:21

blessing
   (n.) bendith [-ion, f.], rhad [-au, m.]

   conferring blessing
       (adj.) bendithiol

conferring blessing
   (adj.) bendithiol

http://www.cs.cf.ac.uk/fun/welsh/LexiconForms.html
http://www.geiriadur.net/

are two useful resources :-)

I too want to learn welsh... there are welsh adult learning classes only a couple of miles away from me but I simply don't have time at present :-(

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Postby canol » 12 May 2006, 16:21

Thanks for the both links, they are very helpfull for me


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Postby Willowhawk » 12 May 2006, 17:50

Thanks for the both links, they are very helpfull for me
Me too! Thank you!

Bendith,

Willow

PS How do I make it plural? Must check...
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Postby Adam » 12 May 2006, 17:54

Thanks for the both links, they are very helpfull for me
Me too! Thank you!

Bendith,

Willow

PS How do I make it plural? Must check...
If we have any native welsh speakers here I hope they can correct me, but I think that bendithion is the feminine plural. But it would be worth while checking on usage, because it may be that bendithiol makes more sense (I'll check with my da :-) )

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Postby Kris » 15 May 2006, 12:14

Bendithion is fine as a parting. Its what I use anyhow. Bendithiol would be referring to something that has been blessed ir is blessed.

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Postby Gwilym Goch » 16 May 2006, 00:52

Some more uses and definitions:

bendith - singular feminine noun (blessing)

bendithio - the verb 'to bless'

bendithion - plural form of the noun (blessings)

bendith arnat - a blessing upon you

bendith arno fo - [ " " vo] a blessing upon him/it

bendith arni hi - [" " hee] a blessing upon her

bendith ar y bwyd - [ben-dith ar ur boo-id] blessing on the food

"Bendith!" is also sometimes an expression of frustration, as in "bless me!"

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Postby Willowhawk » 16 May 2006, 23:35

Aw, thanks much. Must apply myself more!

Any hints on studying effectively? I had no difficulty at all picking up Spanish and French, more with German, and Welsh has defeated me for a decade or more!

Bendithion,

Willow
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Postby Gwilym Goch » 17 May 2006, 21:39

I know it's dificult to learn dry, that is from books alone. If you can, spend some time in the company of Welsh speakers and practice your vocabulary. It's worked for a few good friends of mine and we can now have full dicussions in Welsh.

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Postby Willowhawk » 17 May 2006, 21:51

If you can, spend some time in the company of Welsh speakers and practice your vocabulary.
Excellent idea, if I knew where to find any... mention Welsh around here and you get looked at as if you were asking about little green men...  :???:

The library, however, does have a Welsh course on CD... perhaps I can start there, at least.  :)

Ta, Gwylim!  :hug:

bendithion,

Willow
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