Welsh Course - Easter 2007

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A few days after Easter we were very fortunate to get on a highly subscribed two day Pasq Welsh School with waiting lists. The numbers were so large that four separate venues in Dolgellau were used to accommodate the various levels of Welsh learners. People seem to have had a very encouraging time. Welsh is not an easy language to learn because of its grammar structure and its unusual mutations which appear apparently at any moment to confuse the unwary.
The 'tiwtor' said something at the end of the final session that I had already become very aware of since coming to live in Wales. The Welsh are very comfortable about being asked to sing compared to English people. In the church I attend, both children and adults generally very quickly say YES if asked to read or sing in public. Apparently this seems to be the case in schools also. Performance in public seems to hold less fear - this probably comes from being introduced to eisteddfod from an early age.