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Post by Dysgwr » 16 May 2007, 11:07

Hello,

Could someone reccommend a good, cheapish Welsh-English-Welsh dictionary for a learner.

Also does anyone have any oninions which would be the better for a complete starter between:

Teach Yourself Welsh

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Colloquial Welsh

Thanks in advance,
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Post by gwyfyn » 24 Jun 2007, 12:21

While the Teach Yourself Welsh course is good and useful, it focuses too much on the Southern dialect and a more...shall I say "Welsh" class style of Welsh? By which I mean, think of English class at school, and the grinding in of proper grammar. While useful and interesting, it won't help too much if you want to know how people really speak in Cymru. The Colloquial Welsh course is different, as it teaches about both dialects, and gives the language as used. However, I've heard that the audio tapes aren't as well-polished as in Teach Yourself. It really goes more for what you're gearing yourself towards.

And as for a cheap Welsh-English dictionary, I can think of nothing cheaper than the internet, with geiriadur.net being quite fine, though not having definitions for all words. http://www.cs.cf.ac.uk/fun/welsh/ is an online Welsh course, with a more complete lexicon (in my experience).

Hope I've helped at least a little!
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Post by Dysgwr » 25 Jun 2007, 08:37

Hi gwyfyn,

Thanks for the information. Most useful.
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Post by gwyfyn » 25 Jun 2007, 08:49

You're most welcome; I'm glad I could help!
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Post by shirley mclaren » 25 Jun 2007, 09:09

found how to pronounce T'ir Nan 'Og correctly when addressing the Sidhe, which has achieved great results!

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Post by mychael » 29 Sep 2007, 15:23

A good bit late to this topic, but I've used the BBC Learn Welsh online course. I also have the Teach Yourself Welsh book (no CD with it), and a wonderful little Welsh Phrasebook and Dictionary. The best I've found, however, is Rosetta Stone's course. I have the first level. It's somewhat expensive, and mine was a gift, but it includes a curriculum text, plus a CD-ROM with native Welsh speakers and tons of exercises.
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