Welsh Summer School - Dolgellau

Posted by PicasaThis week sees another challenge for Welsh Learners. A variety of 'Summer Schools - Ysgol Haf' throughout Wales will seek to teach learners of all levels to move forward towards a mastery of the wonderful Welsh tongue. Mastery may seem a strong word, but that is how it can seem, for it won't give in very easily. There are so many obstacles for the learner. Once the learner tackles pronunciation - which is actually very easy indeed, there are the ever present MUTATIONS. There is not just one set of these monsters, but three, soft, nasal and aspirate. These can transform words beyond recognition until the mighty tutor steps in and reveals their stomping grounds. Oh! - did I mention the endless ways of saying YES & NO? ... that's another story.

The Welsh language has fought for centuries to survive many onslaughts, but it is still stretching forth its hand of culture. Wales is not just a country, but a culture and a language that is still living. If your on holiday during the summer give it go, there is a lot of help available.