My pal Owen, who lives in Porthcawl, very kindly provided the last new thing I did at Bloodstock. He taught me some Welsh! I wish I’d taken a video of this, as it would have been much better, but I didn’t. Hey-ho! Here are the Welsh words and phrases he taught me.
Iechyd da! – Cheers! (Pronounced yechid da)
Obviously, we started with the important stuff.
Diolch – Thank you (Pronounced dee-olch)
Helo – Hello (Pronounced hello)
Shw mae – Also hello (Prounounced shw-my)
Helena ydw i. – My name is Helena (Pronounced Helena ya-doo-wee)
Hwyl! – Bye! (Pronounced hoil)
Being a Python fan I also wanted Owen to teach me ‘My hovercraft is full of eels’ but he wasn’t sure what eels were in Welsh. However, he did know ‘My microwave is full of poo’, which is ‘Mae fy mhopty ping yn llawn o cachu’!
The internet being a wonderful thing, I have also found the Welsh for ‘My hovercraft is full of eels’ so here it is! ‘Mae fy hofrenfad yn llawn llyswennod.’
I hope this has been as educational for you as it was for me.