My battered Welsh dictionary

20 04 2006

What's so interesting about a dictionary you may ask? This is the one in question:

It's abit tired looking now, worn on the edges, as you might expect from being a few years old, and I really had not counted on buying it to begin with. I bought it more on impulse, you could say I bought it out of a sense of pride. Pride? What pride can you possibly get out of a dictionary? Especially being the only one wedged between Yiddish and some other language. Being in a foreign country certainly helps, noting that some other place is aware of this small country and even smaller the minority who speak it. Have I held you in suspense enough? So where did i buy this particular dictionary? None other:

The United Nations building in New York City. Lodged between Yiddish and another language was my dictionary, So while we may not "legally" be a nation on an absurd archaic historical legal term. At least our language is recognised by the United Nations, even if we do have problems making it "official" in Wales. Perhaps one day, we'll have our own seat in the general assembly, not just the one in the bay.


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21 04 2006
Rhys

Gareth, if you haven’t already recieved an e-mail from Rebecca, there’s info about proposed meet-ups for dysgwyr in Casnewyddt on my blog:
http://de-ddwyrain.blogspot.com/2006/04/ymarfer-eich-cymraeg-yng.html

12 05 2006
Rhys

fi eto,

i don’t know if yu can squeeze it in anywhere, but if you could would you mind having this banner on your blog for a bit?
http://maes-e.com/viewtopic.php?p=280585#280585

13 05 2006
sixu

Diolch for the heads up Rhys. Put it in a new post. Because it’s a gif, it’d lose all the info because the banner is a jpg. But what i will do is keep the banner at the top in consequive posts until the date for it has passed. =D

Cymru am byth.

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