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Joined: 21 Jan 2009
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Location: Top left hand corner of Wales
PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 10 7:45 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

JohnB wrote:
Now we've got onto language. Do many English immigrants actually try to learn Welsh, and how do they do it?

I'm rubbish at languages, but think I ought to give it a try, even if [url]it's just so I can pronounce place names!


We moved to NW Wales from London last summer. My youngest is going to an entirely Welsh speaking school, and everyone we meet is a Welsh speaker, so I felt it was essential to learn Welsh. I'm learning via http://saysomethinginwelsh.com plus local classes when I can get to them. I'm loving learning, and can really recommend the online class - I've learnt more with them in a few months than I did in French in years at school!

And no, I dont feel like we've emigrated. A lot of people we've met here think it is a big deal that we have made such a big move, and are so far from home, but I dont have a strong sense of where I'm from, probably because my parents had both moved away from their roots.

Vanessa



Joined: 08 May 2006
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 10 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gardening-girl wrote:

He,s gone back to his roots though, as our surname is Evans, and OH,s grandad was a gamekeeper in Crickhowell.


Small world. Evans is one of my ancestral names, but from Kent not Wales ... and I have a sister living in Crickhowell!

gardening-girl



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Location: Somerset.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 10 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We could be related

Vanessa



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 10 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You never know Be afraid!!!

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
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Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 10 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have moved from the Southern hemisphere to the Northern Hemisphere. Ihavealso moved from England to Wales. So no, it does not feel like emigrating. I will however say, that I find Wales to be friendlier than England.

Ruralnaedowell



Joined: 11 Nov 2010
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Location: Welshpool
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 12 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Imagine parleying with headhunters from Borneo or Pathans on the North West Frontier.............

JB



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Location: 91 N
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 12 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

England to Wales? That's not abroad. There are bigger differences between counties in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland than there are between those regions of the UK.

Lancashire to Yorkshire - that's abroad

Ty Gwyn



Joined: 22 Sep 2010
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 12 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Vanessa wrote:
gardening-girl wrote:

He,s gone back to his roots though, as our surname is Evans, and OH,s grandad was a gamekeeper in Crickhowell.


Small world. Evans is one of my ancestral names, but from Kent not Wales ... and I have a sister living in Crickhowell!



If your Evans relations are from that Island of Socialism surrounded by a sea of Conservatism in Kent,theres a good chance they came from Wales to work in the Mines there.

Vanessa



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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 12 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The island of socialism? Blimey!! I've never heard of that! Whereabouts in Kent is that?

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 12 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wales seems like home ,scotland im not a tourist but a ggg isnt quite local ,
kernow .well me ansom

Ty Gwyn



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Location: Lampeter
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 12 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Vanessa wrote:
The island of socialism? Blimey!! I've never heard of that! Whereabouts in Kent is that?


From Betteshanger down to Dover,the Kent Coalfield.

Vanessa



Joined: 08 May 2006
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 12 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hmm, not as far as I've managed to find so far, in that case. Will have to keep digging ... one of these days I'm going to go to the places I know my ancestors lived, and do some "in person" digging rather than relying on stuff that's available online etc.

madcat



Joined: 24 May 2008
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Location: worcester
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 12 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

what is wrong with Lincolnshire? i've felt out of place ever since I was dragged unwillingly away as a child.Now I feel I don't belong anywhere anymore.

gz



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Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 12 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've moved 26 or 27 times- I started feeling at home here a couple of years ago, the first place I can remember calling a place home and not just "the house"

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 6877
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 12 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Same here! My OH claims that I must have Gypsy blood in me.

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